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ANNUAL REPORT 

OF THE 

TRUSTEES OF THE PUBLIC 
LIBRARY 



CITY OF BOSTON 



1894. 



BOSTON: 

'ROCKWELL AND CHURCHILL, CITr PKINTERS. 
1 8 9 .1 . 



To His Honor Edwin U. Curtis, 

Mayor of the City of Boston : 

The Trustees of the Public Library of the City of Boston 
have the honor to present their Forty-third Annual Report, 

The Trustees cannot present to Your Honor their cus- 
tomary report without calling attention to the great loss the 
Library and the citizens of Boston have sustained in the re- 
tirement from this Corporation of two of the most valued 
servants of the city, Prof. Henry W. Haynes and Phineas 
Pierce, Esq. 

Professor Haynes was a Trustee of the Library in 1858- 
59, with Edward Everett, George Ticknor, John P. Bige- 
low, Nathaniel B. Shurtleff, and William W. Greenough. 
After an interval of twenty years he was again appointed, on 
December 4, 1879, to fill the unexpired term of Richard 
Frothingham, deceased, and for fifteen years he devoted his 
time and energy to the rounding out of the vast and varied 
collections of the Library. 

To the citizens of Boston, to whom Professor Haynes is 
so well known, it is hardly necessary to mention his mani- 
fold qualifications for this trust : his ripe learning, his con- 
spicuous interest in library work, his sound common-sense, 
and his untiring devotion to a work once undertaken. Every 
department of literature represented in the Library gives 
evidence of his influence. A finished scholar in philology, 
a writer and admitted authority on archaeology, a thorough 
student of history, of great classical attainments, and pos- 
sessing a ripe knowledge and sound taste in architectural 
matters, he gave to the Library a strength that has enabled 
it to become what it is to-day. 

Professor Haynes was one of the Trustees when the project 
of a new Library building was started in 1881. His advice 
and aid in the prosecution of the enterprise, and in bringing 
it to a successful termination, were invaluable. 

Phineas Pierce, Esq., although not so long connected with 
the Library as Professor Haynes, had proven himself to be 
one of those men of whose services any great city should be 
proud. Becoming a Trustee at a time soon after the new 
building was tairly begun, he rendered invaluable service 
to his fellow-citizens by his untiring energy and devotion to 



2 City Documknt No. 21. 

the work, and by his thorou<>']i knowle(l<2:o of business and 
finance. In oriianiziMi>- the J library service, and in greatly 
increasing the facilities through which the treasures of the 
Library were made more easily accessil)le to the pul)lic than 
ever before, and in aiding in that symmetrical growth of its 
collections on all lines of human thought, that has attracted 
the favorable notice of scholars at home and abroad, his wide 
knowledge of aft'airs and extensive research were potent 
factors. 

It should not be forgotten that these gentlemen were 
earnest advocates of the })lan of opening the Library to the 
public in the evenings and on Sundays, whereby its use was 
rendered possible to a great number of citizens whose days 
were so occupied that they could not avail themselves of 
its means of instruction at other times. 

The well- merited resolutions passed by the Corporation 
on the retirement of Professor Haynes and Mr. Pierce are 
appended. 

The Examining Committee for 1894 consisted of Mr. 
Brooks Adams, Mr. Robert H. Bancroft, Mrs. Mary E. 
Blake, Mr. Allen A. Brown, Mr. Samuel Carr, Hon. Mel- 
len Chamberlain, Dr. David W. Cheever, Mr. Edward H. 
Clement, Mr. Walter Scott Fitz, Mr. James F. Hunnewell, 
Miss Agnes Irwin, Miss Lalia B. Pingree, Mrs. Isabel 
Sherwin, Mr. William C. Todd, with Mr. Samuel A. B. 
Abbott as Chairman on the part of the Trustees. 

Their report is herewith submitted, as required by ordi- 
nance, and shows the care with which they pursued their 
inquiries. Many matters connected with the Library are so 
thoroughly discussed by the Committee that it will be un- 
necessary for the Trustees to do more than to recommend a 
careful perusal of this thorough and painstaking document. 
The thanks of the City of Boston are due to the members of 
the Committee, who cheerfully devoted so much time and 
attention to their intelligent labor. 

The past year has been one of unprecedented activity and 
growth in all departments of the Library. While much 
time and labor have been given to preparing to remove, and 
to the actual removal from the old building to the new, as 
detailed farther on, there has been no lack of care and atten- 
tion to the ordinary work of the Library. 

The growth and circulation of the Central Library have 
been greater than in any preceding year in the history of 
the institution ; the number of books received in Bates Hall 
alone being 32,485, and in the whole Library, including 
branches, 40,761. 

The circulation of Bates Hall books, notwithstanding the 



Ltbraky Department. 4) 

preparations for removal and the gradual withdrawal of 
books sent to the new building in the last three months, 
was 459,771, being an increase of more than 23 per cent, 
over the corresponding period of 1893. These figures 
are remarkable as showing the great and growing interest 
that the public takes in the more serious books, for the 
Bates Hall collection contains comparatively few works of 
fiction, and these only such as have an established place in 
literature. 

In 1888 the total circulation of this part of the Library 
was 228,574, which was much larger than in any previous 
year. The returns of the past year, therefore, show an 
increase of more than 100 per cent, in six years. It is to 
be noted also that the average percentage of increase be- 
comes greater each year. Even if these figures were not 
available, the crowded condition of the hall, as compared 
with that of years gone by, would be conclusive proof that 
there has been no falling ofi' in the use of the Library by 
the people. 

Some of this great growth since 1888 is undoubtedly due 
to the use of the hall on Sundays and evenings, for it was 
in the winter of 1889-90 that the Trustees began this ser- 
vice ; but probably the larger part of the increase is due to 
the very careful selection of books of interest and use, and 
to the greater facilities given to the people for their enjoy- 
ment. 

The Trustees have for the past year studied and adopted 
all methods possible to make the use of the Library as free 
and unrestricted as possible. Many hindrances to the free 
use of books, which in former years seemed necessary, were 
by experience shown to be so rather in theory than in 
practice. - 

While the Trustees had gone to the utmost limit possible 
in the old building, it is their intention in the new building, 
where the facilities are greater, still further to remove 
restrictions. In the new building, in Bates Hall and the 
adjoining room, some forty thousand volumes, which for- 
merly required the use of written forms of application and 
the aid of assistants, will be placed within the reach of the 
public, to be consulted without let or hindrance. 

It has been the object of the Trustees in making additions 
of books to the Library to favor no one department of lit- 
erature at the expense of another. The result has been, as 
will be seen by an examination of the tables appended, that 
the increase of the Library in all directions has been 
remarkably uniform. This subject also is very fully dis- 
cussed in the report of the Examining Committee. 



4 City Document No. 21. 

The gifts of the Mellon Chamberlain eolleetion of histori- 
cal manuscripts and autographs, and of the President John 
Adams constitutional library, announced in the last report 
of the Trustees, have been received during the year and 
placed in the new building. The annual instalment of 
$2,000 has been received from Mr. William C. Todd for the 
purchase of newspapers. The correspondence relative to 
these gifts and a description of the Libraries were given at 
length in the report for 1893. 

The Trustees take great pleasure in calling attention to 
the gift from Mr. Allen A. Brown, of what in perfect justice 
may be termed the most nearly complete musical library in 
this country. Mr. Brown's letter of gift is appended 
(p. 16). 

This Library is ot so much value and importance that it 
does not seem out of place to insert here, by ])ermission, 
the following notice of the collection, written by William F. 
Apthorp, Esq., who was a member of the Examining Com- 
mittee of 1883 : 

"The valuable collection of music and musical literature 
given to the Boston Public Library by Mr. Allen A. Brown, 
of this city, and now housed in one of the handsomest , 
rooms in the Library building on Copley square, is one of 
those gifts the full worth of which can hardly be estimated. 
Not only is the collection of immense value in itself, but the 
conditions under which it has been given to the Public 
Library seem almost ideally perfect. Mr. Brown has shown 
himself as wise as he is generous, which is saying not a 
little. It has often been wondered why so comparatively'' 
few people of means and artistic tastes have taken to collect- 
ing large musical libraries. Enormous, and enormously 
valuable, liliraries of other kinds have been formed by well- 
nigh countless private individuals, either from purely 
literary or merely bibliophilic motives ; but few music- 
lovers have taken the trouble to form really fine musical 
libraries. Some tolerably specious reasons have been 
advanced to explain this. Except in the matter of rare and 
unique copies or very old original editions, published music 
is, as a rule, far more costly than most other forms of 
printed literature ; engraved full orchestral scores, especially 
modern ones, before the copyright has run out, are often 
terribly expensive. Again, what may be called a good 
working musical library — one in which more stress has 
been laid upon the excellence than upon the rarity of 
editions — depreciates in money value with a rapidity unex- 
ampled in other departments of bibliophily. A new edition 
of any of the great classic masters, for instance, may make 



Library Department. 5 

ull previous editions next to worthless, and in our day a 
new edition may appear at any time. Whether the extreme 
difficulty of musical proofreading, compared with that of 
literary proofreading, has much to do with this or not were 
hard to tell. The fact remains that fine new editions of 
music kill old ones, as new editions of books seldom do. 
Another discouragement to the music collector is often the 
enormous diflSculty of procuring complete sets. This may 
affect the musician but little, to be sure, but it is exceed- 
ingly paralyzing to the enthusiasm of the bibliophile, 
and it may safely be presumed that the music-lover 
or musician will hardly take the pains to form a very 
large library, unless there is something of the bibliophile 
in him, too. It takes a born collector's mania to form 
a collection. The full orchestral scores of very many 
operas are still unpublished ; and it is not always easy, 
nor even possible, to obtain manuscript copies of them. 
The publishers of the piano-forte scores own them, and 
will not always sell, but only let, manuscript scores — 
and this, too, under often exceedingly strict conditions. Mr. 
Brown, however, seems to have united the ardor of the true 
music-lover with that of the bibliophile ; he has gone on 
from the first, getting what he could, often at the price of 
great patience and ingenuity, and foregoing what he could 
not get. Many of the orchestral scores in his collection are 
of exceeding rarity and great historic value, even though 
their purely musical value may be at times comparatively 
slight. An orchestral score of Bellini's ^ Norma,' for in- 
stance, may have no very great purely musical significance 
nowadays ; but it is immensely valuable as a prominent and 
conspicuous landmark in the history of orchestration in 
o})era, and also from its rarity. The present writer cannot 
remember, for instance, ever seeing the opera of 'Norma' 
conducted from the full score anywhere ; opera conductors 
generally conduct operas of that sort from the piano-forte 
score, sim[)ly because the full score is so hard and costly to 
procure. But, apart from and added to the excellence of 
Mr. Brown's collection, the thoroughly wise conditions 
under which he has given it to the Public Library deserve 
all praise. A circulating musical library is the most perish- 
able thing ; no form of printed matter is habitually sub- 
jected to such hard manual usage as music. Anything that 
the ordinary amateur can i)ut upon his piano-forte rack and 
play from is foredoomed to early dissolution ; pages have to 
be turned in a hurry ; if the volume will not lie open well, 
its back has to be broken until it will, and all this at light- 
ning speed, which precludes carefulness. Orchestral scores, 



6 City Document No. 21. 

when used to conduct performances from, have to be marked 
in various M'ays ; the red or bhie pencil has to come into 
phiy to mark cuts, indicate divisions (when there are two or 
more scores on the same })age), and otherwise help the con- 
ductor to kec]) his [)lacc. And then the customary, and 
often unavoidal)le, dog's-earing of pages ! No owner of a 
vahiahle musical library would care to have it put to this 
sort of practical use. A volume of the most popuhir novel 
in the lower hall would last longer than the score of a sym- 
phony if allowed to circulate freely. Mr. Brown has very 
wisely set his taboo upon any volume in his collection being 
taken out of the room in the Library building. The col- 
lection is there for the purposes of study and reference, not 
for use on piano-forte racks and conductors' desks ; neither is 
it there for people to take scores from to follow the perform- 
ance at concerts. 

"Another excellent point is that no piano-forte nor other 
musical instrument is to be allowed in the room in which 
the books are kept. . . . There being no piano- 
forte for visitors to try over music on in the Library 
itself is excellent in two ways. In the first place, any 
single visitor's playing or singing would result in his 
virtually monopolizing the whole room for the time being, 
for no one can read music while some other music is pal- 
pably ringing in his ears ; the piano-forte would be an unbear- 
able nuisance. In the next place, — and this is, in our mind, 
the more important consideration of the two, — there being 
no piano-forte nor other musical instrument in the Library 
shuts the door at once upon that enormous class of music- 
loving people who cannot read music, — that is, who cannot 
take a score and read it to themselves, as people read a book, 
— and who consequently have no proper business in such a 
Lil)rary. Remember that there are necessarily few, if any, 
dui)licates in the collection, and that some scores will inevi- 
taljly l)e much in demand ; it is very important that the use of 
the collection should be restricted in some way to those who, 
by natural aptitude or previous study, are best able to 
benefit by it, and most entitled to use it. It is a library for 
music students and historians, not for the thoughtlessly 
curious general public ; and the al)sence of the piano-forte is 
just what will best shut out unwelcome visitors without 
offence to the even most ral)idly democratic-minded ; the un- 
musical, or only half musical, cannot use the scores in the 
Library simply because they cannot, not because they are 
forbidden to use them. Mr. Brown's veto of the piano-forte 
is nothing but a wise way of letting water find its own 
level. 



Library DepartiMent. 7 

" It would take too lon<r to mention a tithe of the treas- 
ures the collection contains ; but we must say a word or two 
about the laborious and historically valuable way in which 
Mr. Brown has, so to speak, illustrated many of the volumes, 
by pasting in autograph letters of the composers, bits of 
contemporary critical comment, culled from newspapers of 
the day when the works were first brought out, etc., 
One can find a complete set, up to date, of the concert pro- 
grammes of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, bound to- 
gether with the critical notices of almost the entire Boston 
press. There are many handsomely bound and carefully in- 
dexed volumes of articles on music and musical subjects col- 
lected from various English and American magazines. Mr. 
Brown has also done a good deal of lal)orious work of a sort 
from which many an enthusiast might have shrunk : making 
in his own exquisite musical hand scores of compositions of 
which only the separate parts are published and obtainable, 
— the most difficult and tedious form of music-copying 
known. 

"And Mr. Brown by no means intends to rest on his 
oars now : he is going on collecting, completing old sets and 
beginning new ones, perhaps with more fervor than ever. 
There is no knowing what he may not succeed in doing. 
Perhaps he may even soften the stony heart of M. Choudens 
(or whoever his present representative may be), in Paris, 
and prevail upon him to let him have complete copies made 
of the full scores of ' Les Troyens ' and ' Beatrice and 
Benedict,' and worm an authentic score of ' Benvenuto Cel- 
lini' out of the opera-house of Weimar. A full score of 
Wagner's 'Rienzi,' in the original, unabridged version, 
would he worth having too ; and Mr. Brown is on the track 
of it already. Perhaps he might even succeed in unearth- 
ing a stray copy of the ' destroyed ' edition of Berlioz's* 
' Huit Scenes Tirees du Faust de Goethe,' the first germ of 
the ' Damnation de Faust,' which was written years after- 
wards — who knows ? The orchestral score of Berlioz's 
recitatives to Weber's ' Freischiitz ' is probably more easily 
obtainable, even if it have to be reconstructed from the 
parts. But of one thing one may be certain : what Mr. 
Brown can get, he will get ; and his success in the past is 
the best earnest of what he will do in the future." 

Another valuable gift is that of the parish library of the 
West Church Society, presented through Thomas Gaffield, 
Esq., Secretary, etc., who was a Trustee of the Library in 
1867-68. The condition attached to this gift is that it shall 
be deposited in the Branch Library to be established in the 



8 CiTv DociMKNT No. 21. 

old West Clmrch on Lynde street. The letter of Mr. Gaf- 
tield is appended (see p. 17). 

A iiif't yery important in itself, and also in the suggestion 
it atlbrds, is that of Messrs. Copeland & Day, the well- 
known Boston publishers. These gentlemen have gener- 
ously plaeed in the Library, as gift, all the books already 
published by them, and have announced their intention to 
give to the city all their future publications. 

From all })arts of the world the Trustees have received 
gifts extraordinary in amount and character, which, with 
those just mentioned, aggregate 32,409 volumes. A list of 
the givers, to be found in Appendix V. of the Tables, is rec- 
ommended for careful consideration, as evidence of the wide- 
spread interest in the Library, not only in this, but in many 
foreign countries. It is especially gratifying to feel that the 
usefulness and fame of the institution are not merely local, 
and that it has a place among the great libraries of the 
world. 

The experiment which had been tried of having books 
sent from certain dealers upon approval was extended and 
adopted as a system during the past year. The result has 
been so satisfactory that it is hoped that it may be so en- 
larged in scope as to become general. 

In ]S'o\ ember the Trustees published a very interesting 
catalogue of the books in the Library relating to Architecture. 
This catalogue shows the strength of the Library in this 
particular line of literature. It is described and commented 
upon more at length in the report of the Examining Com- 
mittee. 

The equally full collections of Mathematics (the Bowditch 
Library), and of works upon Political Economy, have also 
been catalogued, and are substantially prepared for printing. 
A much-needed catalogue of books relating to Boston is so 
nearly completed that it will be ready for i)ublicati()n in 
1895. 

Finding-lists have been printed for the current additions 
to the branch libraries at Charlestown, Jamaica Plain, Rox- 
bury, South Boston, and the South End. 

For some years past the Trustees have devoted their atten- 
tion to plans for the simplification and economical prepara- 
tion of the general catalogue of the Library. They have 
had in operation for some years a system of printed cards, 
which was proved to be much more useful than any previous 
fo rm of card catalogue ; but, owing to the great increase of 
the catalogue, they felt that some still better scheme was 
imperative and quite possible. 

When the linotype was first brought to public notice they 



Library Department. 9 

studied its operation with great care, believing that the 
sought-for relief would be obtained through its use. At 
first it was not far enough developed to be practicable for 
Library purposes, but it was so far improved in 1894 that the 
Trustees decided to purchase a machine for use in the Library 
Iniilding. They have had no opportunity as yet to put it 
into practical operation, but they have no doubt that it will 
prove of great advantage in the projected plan of reducing 
the catalogue entries, so far as possible, to one, or at most 
two, line titles. 

During the autumn months the new Library building was 
so far completed that it was thought best to remove hither 
some of the smaller collections; but not until December 14 
was the removal of the main body of books begun. On the 
28th day of January, 1895, all the books belonging to the 
Library were on the shelves in the new building. So far as 
is known there were no books lost or misplaced during the 
removal. 

The moving of the machinery and material of the bindery 
was begun at noon, and at eight o'clock the next morning 
the binders were at their usual work in their new quarters. 

The removal of the Catalogue and Ordering departments 
was begun on Monday, December 24, and was completed on 
Wednesday, December 26. 

The pul)lic card catalogue was left at the old building 
until all the books and furniture had been removed. In 
adapting this card catalogue to the new cases proyided for 
it, it became necessary to punch two holes in each of the 
nine hundred thousand cards of which it is composed. This 
task was accomplished in less than twelve days without the 
misplacement of a card. In the process of punching, some 
of the shelf numbers were necessarily mutilated. This, 
however, is not a serious matter, for, inasmuch as the num- 
bers of all titles that are properly catalogued are rei)eated at 
the top of the card, there was no case of apparent mutilation 
except where old Avork existed, which should have been re- 
placed by new in the course of the current revision. 

During the period of removal the great number of refer- 
ence books required for the new Bates Hall were transferred 
from the general collection, as it is intended that al)out 
40,000 volumes shall be placed in this hall and the adjoining 
room, where they can be freely consulted by the public. 

So far as is knoAvn, no loss or injury to Library property 
was sustained. It was deemed expedient not to close the 
whole Library during the time of removal, and arrange- 
ments were made that the public should have the use of 
books up to the last moment. In pursuance of this design, 



10 City Document Mo. 21. 

the old Library was finally closed to the public on the 
twenty-fourth day of January, or four days only before re- 
moval to the new luiilding was completed. 

The removal to the new l)uilding necessarily required 
many changes of arrangement, both of books and catalogues, 
in order to give the public the greatest possible use of the 
Library. After years of careful study on the subject, the 
Trustees, basing their decision upon experience, and after 
the fullest examination of all known Library devices, con- 
cluded that the most useful and practical system of arranging 
the catalogue for the public and for Li])rary officials was to 
be found in a somewhat minute division of the cards. It 
was necessary also to use some system which could be 
applied to the existing catalogues, without requiring the 
making anew of more than a million and a half of cards. 
The officers' catalogue was, therefore, divided and placed in 
some 1,500 uniformly sized drawers, holding, at their fullest 
capacity, about 800 cards each. These drawers can be 
taken from their cases and used at tables, at the conven- 
ience of the cataloguer. 

The same general system was adopted for the public card 
catalogue ; but owing to the possiliility of accidental mis- 
placement by persons not so skilled in its use as the trained 
officials, it liecame necessary to secure the cards to the 
drawers. This end was accomplished by providing each 
drawer with two brass rods, running lengthwise about a 
quarter of an inch from the bottom ; this arrangement 
necessitated the punching of the two holes in each card just 
described. 

Bj"" reason of the division of the mass of cards the cata- 
logue is not only much more easily consulted, but a very 
few cards are monopolized by any one searcher. Under the 
old system, where the cards were arranged in large, cum- 
brous, and heavy drawers, one person was oldiged to 
engross some .50,000 cards in searching for perhaps but one. 
Under the new system a single person interferes with the use 
by others of but very few cards at a time. In addition to 
this advantage, the drawers are so made that the cards can 
l)e much more easily read, and, if necessary, they can be 
removed to a table for more convenient consultation. 

It has always been the desire and the aim of the Trustees 
to fjicilitate the use of books in the Lil)rary by placing 
within the reach of the public as many as possible of refer- 
ence books and others not generally so designated. In the 
old building the cramped quarters rendered it impossible to 
accomplish much in this direction. In planning the new 
building, however, room was provided in and near Bates 



Library Depakt.ment. 11 

Hall for at least 40,000 of such books to be placed within 
easy reach of the public, where they could be consulted 
without the interposition of any attendant, and it was also 
arranged that the special libraries and the scientific and 
other collections should be placed on a separate floor, with 
the proper conveniences for use and consultation, and con- 
tinued study, if need be. 

Provision was also made for easy access to all current 
serial publications. 

On the lower floor of the new building room was prepared 
in which a great number of such publications can be exposed 
on the tables, where they can be freely examined and con- 
sulted, without the restrictions that perforce had to be laid 
upon them in the old building. In an adjoining room all 
the other serial publications, not of such frequent use, are 
kept in a newly devised drawer, where they are easily and 
quickly reached for consultation. The drawers will contain 
all parts or numbers of publications that are not ready for 
binding, where they are better preserved from dust and 
injury than had hitherto been possible. 

A large newspaper-room was prepared for the newspapers 
already purchased hy the Library, as well as those to be 
bought from the Todd fund. New and convenient reading- 
desks for files have been provided, so that they may be con- 
sulted with ease, while being at the same time absolutely 
secure from detachment, except by forcible tearing. 

The total appropriations for the new building amounted 
to $2,368,854.89. It is hoped that 11,000,000 will be real- 
ized from the sale of the old Library building, in which case 
. the cost in money of the new building to the city will be 
reduced by this amount. 

Tiie Trustees desire to call attention to the necessity of in- 
creased appropriations for the proper support of the Library. 

The income from special funds has been, and must con- 
tinue to be, reduced by the lower rate of interest upon safe 
investments. 

The ])roper maintenance and administration of the Central 
Li})rary building will be much more expensive than that of 
the old building, and the reasonable demands of the l>ranches 
must require more expenditures each year. 

It will not be practical)le to properly maintain the Library 
and l)ranches during the coming year for less than the sum 
for which the Trustees ask an appropriation, $215,000, and 
we believe it will be impossible to give the public all the 
benefits which they should enjoy from the Library and its 
branches in the future without much larger annual appropri- 
ations than heretofore. 



12 City Document No. 21. 

The Trustees luive always recoii^nized the value and utility 
of the system of branch libraries and delivery stations, and 
the })opular interest in them, and have devoted great atten- 
tion to the increase of their usefulness. 

A comparison between the Central Ijibrary and the 
branches cannot be made, for the reason that the growth of 
the former has depended in very great measure u{)on large 
gifts and specific endowments. 

It always has been difficult to satisfy the wants of all the 
branches without seriously crippling the Central Library, 
which, it should be remembered, has been made available to 
the users of the branches by all practicable means. 

It is gratifying, however, to knov*^ that during the year 
just ended, these efforts of the Trustees have to some degree 
been successful. 

This success is due in large measure to a more thorough, 
continuous, and careful supervision by an Inspector of 
Branches. 

For the first time in the history of the Library it has been 
possible to have such an officer whose whole time could be 
devoted to this work. The good result is to be seen in the 
gain during the year of 75,000 in the circulation of books 
from the branch libraries, and, what is of more importance, 
in the decided improvement in the quality of the books fur- 
nished and read. Hundreds of worn-out and doubtful 
volumes have been w^ithdrawn, and their places filled with 
the best attainable literature of a miscellaneous kind. Ob- 
servation shows that there has been a decided improvement 
in taste and a growing demand for what is commonly called 
standard literature, as well as for good instead of mediocre 
or worthless fiction. This improvement is due to the con- 
sistent substitution of good books for poor ones, which has 
had the wished-for effect of elevating the general taste, and 
of creating a genuine desire for self-improvement. 

The Trustees feel warranted in continuing the work on 
these lines, which include the prompt replacement of worn- 
out books when desirable, or an equally prompt substitution 
therefor of the latest and best publications. 

Evidence is not wanting of the appreciation l)y the public 
of these efforts of the Trustees to satisfy the demand for new 
books, w^hile commendations of the quality of the reading- 
matter supplied are constantly reported. 

The intelligent and conscientious administration of the 
branch libraries deserves special mention, and it gives the 
Trustees pleasure to lay before the City Council the follow- 
ing extracts from some of the assistants in charge. 

From Brighton : " It is pleasant to note that there has 



Library Department. 13 

been an improvement in the circulation during the past year. 
I think I can attribute much of this to our vigilant inspector, 
who has not omitted an opportunity to place upon our shelves 
desirable books. As these additions have been many more 
than in previous years, the natural result vrould be an in- 
crease. The privilege accorded assistants in charge of 
branches, of recommending books which came to their notice 
and appealed to them as desirable, I have found of great 
benefit." 

From Jamaica Plain : ''' During the year a number of his- 
tories particularly adapted to the use of scholars have been 
added, and they are consulted almost daily by students from 
our schools. Many new books have been received in answer 
to recommendations made by readers, who have expressed 
much pleasure at obtaining them so soon after they were 
recommended." 

From Roxbury : " The close of another year shows an 
increase in every department of this lil)rary, a large regis- 
tration, an increased use of the reading-room, more readers, 
a greater number of periodicals read and reference books 
consulted, and a delivery of over thirteen thousand volumes 
more than last year, raakino; the laroest issue of books since 
1889. 

"The new method of registration has shown that more 
than three thousand persons use this 1)ranch. 

" The books that have been condemned as worn out during 
the year have been quickly replaced, and new fiction has been 
received soon after publication, so, with the more serious 
literature, some three hundred volumes, added by the Trus- 
tees of the Fellowes Athenasum, this branch is well fitted to 
satisfy the demands of the public." 

From South Boston : " It can be plainly seen that there 
has been a very gratifying increase in the general circulation 
during the past year. The whole number of books and 
periodicals used exceeds that of any year since 1890, the 
aggregate gain being 23,632 over the last report, 

" The tendency to a higher class of reading is shown by 
the steady decrease in the per cent, of fiction, which is lower 
than at any time since the organization of the Library, his- 
tory and biography ranking the highest. The increase in 
the number of books added has been decidedly in advance 
of that reported in any previous year. The character of 
those purchased has elicited commendation from our most 
intelligent readers." 

During the year the city purchased for the purpose of a 
branch lil)rary the old West Church, corner of Lynde and 
Cambridge streets, and placed the property in the control of 



14 City Document No. 21. 

the Trustees, to meet a long-felt want. Although the build- 
ing was purchased, no money was appropriated for the 
establishment of tiie branch at that time, but the City 
Council have since made the necessary ap[)roi)riation, so that, 
it is hoped that the branch may be ready for use during the 
coming sunnner. 

The Trustees desire to express their regrets at the death 
of Mr. David G. Hubbard, after a brief illness. His work 
in the preparation of the list of works upon political 
economy showed him to be an accomplished scholar and a 
painstaking and accurate worker. 

In conclusion, the Trustees wish to call the attention of 
the City Government to the faithful and conscientious dis- 
charge of their duties by all the persons in the Library 
service, to whom the successful administration of this 
important department of the City Government is due. 

Samuel A. B. Abbott, 
JosiAH H. Benton, Jr., 
Henry P. Bowditch, 
Frederick O. Prince, 
William R. Richards. 

Adopted, April 30, 1895. 
Attest : 

Herbert Putnam, Clerk. 



Library Department. 15 



In Board of Trustees, 

July 6, 1894. 

Resolved, That the Public Lil^raiy of the City of Boston 
has sustained a great loss in the retirement of Prof. Henry 
W. Haynes from the Corporation, and that his long and 
faithful service entitles him to the gratitude of all interested 
in the success of this great institution. 

He was well equipped for the trust reposed in him, by his 
extensive culture, accurate scholarship, correct literary taste, 
industrious habits, and great capacity for work. 

Always solicitous for the success of the Library, and 
anxious that it should faithfully accomplish the great objects 
for which it was organized, he gave to its cause much val- 
uable time, and watched with attentive care whatever affected 
its interests. 

Resolved, That his associates recognize the assistance they 
have received in their many conferences and discussions from 
his good sense and excellent judgment ; and that they appre- 
ciate his constant urbanity, which always made the meetings 
of the Corporation pleasant occasions. 

Resolved, That the Trustees of the Public Library greatly 
regret the resignation of Phineas Pierce, Esq., as a member 
of the Corporation, and desire to record their appreciation of 
his valuable services. 

From the time of his appointment he always showed a 
deep interest in whatever concerned the Library, and was 
earnest in his desire that it should well and fully accomplish 
its important work, so that it might hold a high place among 
such institutions. To this end he gave his close attention 
and a large measure of time. 

The Trustees specially recognize his services during the 
construction of the New Library Building. They have been 
greatly assisted in this important work by his long expe- 
rience in business matters, his administrative capacity, and 
his watchful scrutiny of details as the arduous work progressed. 

Resolved, That the freedom of the alcoves, with the cus- 
tomary privileges, be accorded to Professor Henry W. 
Haynes and Phineas Pierce, Esq. 



City Document No. 21 



Boston, August 13, 1894. 
Wm. R. Kichards, Esq., 

Trustee Boston Public Library: 

Dear Sir : Referring to the several interviews I have had 
with yourself and associates on the subject of my " Musical 
Lil)rary," I now wish to offer the same to the Public Library, 
subject to the following conditions and restrictions : 

1st. The collection is to be known as the "Allen A. 
Brown Musical Library," and to be kept in an apartment or 
alcove by itself. P2ach volume to bear a bookplate or stamp, 
designating the same as belonging to said collection. 

2d. That it should be held by the Trustees, and treated as 
a library of reference ; nothing to be taken from the building 
except as hereinafter provided. 

3d. That during my lifetime I may have free access to the 
collection at all proper times, and may take from the building 
such volumes as I may need, holding myself responsible for 
their safe return. This right not to be transferable. 

4th. That I have the privilege of inserting in the works 
any items of interest, such as bills of performances, notices 
of works, and various cuttings, the same as I have in years past. 

.5th. That a catalogue of the collection be commenced by 
the Trustees within a period of two years ; also, that such 
portions of the Library as still remain unbound be put in 
condition for the shelves within a reasonalile time ; and that 
the general style of binding 1 have adopted be preserved as 
far as possible. 

It is my present intention to add to the Library from year 
to year, with the idea of making it as complete and repre- 
sentative a collection in its department as is possible. For 
this end I request the Trustees to accord me such rights and 
privileges within the building as will enable me the better to 
carry out my purposes. 

Yours, very respectfully, 

(Signed) Allen A. Brown. 



LiBiiARY Department. 17 



54 Allen Street, 
Boston, December 16, 1894. 
To the Trustees of Hie Public Library: 

Gentlemen : When the West Church ceased to be a cor- 
poration, the Parish Library, of which I liad been the libra- 
rian since 1846, containing some eighteen hundred volumes, 
was intrusted to ray charge, the understanding being that 
the books should be given to the Boston Public Library if 
the city should purchase the church building and establish a 
branch of the Public Library therein. 

This important project having been happily accomplished, 
it now becomes my pleasant duty to transfer the Library to 
your charge, with no restriction except that the books be 
placed within the walls of the venerable church when it shall 
be remodelled for the uses of a branch library. The Library 
is intact with the exception of about a hundred volumes, 
given as mementoes to old parishioners of the AVest Church. 

Hoping that the Library, with whose useful work in the 
West Church I have been pleasantly connected for nearly 
half a century, may have a new career of usefulness in a 
much wider field for centuries to come, I am 

Yours truly, 
(Signed) Thomas Gaffield. 



18 City Document No. 21. 



IIEPOKT OF THE EXAMINING COMMITTEE 
FOR 1894. 



To the Trustees of the Boston Public Lihrary : 

Gentlemen: Samuel A. B. Abbott, Esq., President of 
the Board of Trustees, was chairman of this committee. 
As usual, four sub-committees were appointed, each to con- 
sider and to report upon a department of the institution. 

The Committee on Catalogue, b}^ Brooks Adams, chair- 
man, report that this " connnittee have examined the system, 
that it seems to work well, and that they have no changes to 
suggest." 

The Committee on Finance, by Samuel Carr, chairman, 
report that " while tinding all receipts and pa^'ments in the 
Auditor's department properly accounted and vouched for, 
desire to suggest that a change in the system be devised by 
which requisitions for the purchase of supplies, etc., be pre- 
sented to the Trustees for approval, the receipt of same 
properly checked, and returns brought before the Trustees at 
definite periods." 

The Committee on Branches, by Mrs. Isabel Sherwin in 
the chair, report, "Your committee has visited all of the 
Branches and has found them, in most cases, in excellent 
condition with a circulation rather larger than that of last 
year. The number and variety of books supplied during 
the year has been, in most instances, satisfactory. An ex- 
amination of the books in circulation suggests that it may 
be desirable to furnish more duplicates of those in constant 
demand instead of so large a number possessing little inter- 
est for the general reader. 

" Your committee desire to call the attention of the Trus- 
tees to the fact that the working hours in the branches are 
long, and that at present one rule in this matter is applied 
to all, while conditions vary, one being largely patronized 
during the evening hours, another very little. In view of 
this state of things it seems not unreasonable to sugorest the 



Library I)f:partment. 19 

propriety of some change, regalating the hours of service 
according to the needs of each special location. 

"In vTsiting the Delivery Stations it is found that they 
vary in usefulness and in the manner in which they are 
administered. 

"While Dorchester has, perhaps, a larger number than is 
necessary, Koxbary is much in need of one more, and an 
additional Delivery Station with a reading-room in that 
part of Roxbury too remote from the branch library to l)e 
directly benefited by it would be an advantage to the com- 
munity. 

"There exists in the Library a system of promotion which 
makes it important that a person appointed to one of the 
lower positions should be sufficiently educated to be a suit- 
able candidate for one higher. It would be an advantage to 
the Library if all young women employed there could receive 
the professional training which is now given in two other 
cities in library training schools. This is not, at present, 
the case, and the Trustees are to be congratulated upon hav- 
ing adopted so useful and important a measure as that of bring- 
ing the appointment of library employees under the rules 
which govern the civil service. This change, taken in con- 
nection with the new system of classification and grading, 
with salaries carefully graded so as to recognize not only 
special fitness, but experience and length of service, is calcu- 
lated to raise the tone and improve the quality of the whole 
Library service." 

The Committee on Administration, by James F. Hunne- 
well, chairman, report : 

"The character and use of the Public Library, of course, 
to a great extent determine the administration. Its char- 
acter has already become marked, and, we trust, perma- 
nent. It is a high educational institution for scholars and 
for those who seek information, and at the same time it is 
a medium to provide access to a reasonably large amount 
of lighter literature, and the very numerous periodicals on as 
many subjects, so that every taste or pursuit finds provision 
for its wants or needs. Along with all this, the Library 
becomes a monument of our history and civilization that will 
bear the record we plainly inscribe. 

" Unlike many libraries, some of them large, devoted to one 
subject or use, it combines the offices of record, reference, 
entertainment, and circulation, adapted to a large and varied 
population. The main Library and its branches contain over 
GOO, 000 volumes. For the service and distribution of this 
immense a2grei>ate, there is, necessarily, a widely extended 



20 CiTv Document No. 21. 

and costly system. Twenty-tour places ot" delivery, all told, 
are served by over IGO persons, at an annual outlay of about 
$135,000. Besides this, nearly $40,000 are spent for 
books, binding, and periodicals. To these amounts in the 
[library accounts is to be added interest on loans. By the 
Report of the City Auditor, 181)3-94, there are eleven, 
aggregating $2,153,900, on which the annual interest appears 
to be $83,646. Thus the yearly cost of the Lil)rary is over a 
quarter of a million dollars. A small portion of the outlay 
is met by the income of the permanent funds. These are 
gifts or bequests by citizens, and they amount to $196,500 
(Rep. 1893, 52). Other valuable gifts or bequests have 
come in books, either libraries or lesser collections. In both 
of these sorts of contribution, we observe one marked charac- 
teristic. In the funds, the income of $146,000, or fully 
three-quarters, is specifically for obtaining books of perma- 
nent value. Quite as significant is the character of the 
libraries given, that have helped much to increase the wealth 
and reputation of the institution. Among these may be 
named the great and rich collection of Spanish literature 
given by Mr. George Ticknor ; the superb one of music by 
Mr. Allen A. Brown, and that of early local Americana by 
Mrs. John A. Lewis (1890, p. 8). Other very important 
contributions in block were otherwise o))tained, like the pre- 
cious deposited library of the Rev. Thomas Prince, and the 
almost irreplaceable Barton library, much of which was pur- 
chased some years ago. 

" In regard to that important part of administration, the 
acquisition of books, we observe certain particulars. While 
a great many must be obtained by purchase, a great many 
also come by gift, either singly or grouped. It is to the 
great library of reference and education that the valuable 
gifts — money or books — are attracted. No mere circulat- 
ing library, however great, attracts them. Men with knowl- 
edge and enthusiasm collect, may be through a lifetime, all 
they can find on subjects especially interesting to them, and 
thus make collections that could hardly be reformed or 
replaced, and that the world can ill afford to lose. Some of 
these collections must be dispersed, others seek a safe and 
lasting refuge for a long future life of usefulness. Wise is 
the institution that maintains a character to attract them. 

" For the purchase of books there are widely spread agencies, 
and a well-laid system. Many of the more costly are not 
paid for from the tax levy, but from income of funds given by 
citizens for such purpose. Constant watch of many a place 
must be kept for chances, not always plenty, when gaps can 
be tilled or certain good things secured. Then the receipt. 



Library Department. 21 

examination, cataloguing, and placing the many ceaselessly 
arriving volumes, makes a larger business than may be 
generally comprehended. 

"The Public Library, it is to be remembered, is not one of 
a single department, as of law, medicine, or local literature ; 
it has become nearly universal in its scope and contents. In 
a few paragraphs its riches, its wants, and its aids cannot be 
told. We can only glance at some of them. Its riches : 
Take the recently issued 'Catalogue of the Books relating 
to Architecture.' It is a surprise and a delight, proving, as 
it does, that so much has been done, and that so much 
belongs to Boston. The most practised of the Fine Arts, the 
one to the greatest degree a necessary of life, and the monu- 
mental one of human history, is here illustrated to a remark- 
able extent. Fact could hardly be more evident that this 
collection is no result of luck and chance, but one of knowl- 
edge and persistent industry. Books of this sort are not 
paraded before the world like the new novels ; watch must 
be kept for them eVen when they first appear. Not only do 
we find the older works here, but the newer and the recent, 
not only the minor, but also the greater, and those works of 
the giants found in few places in the world, especially in 
America. Here is Baron Taylor's immense and superb 
' Ancienne France,' complete; here the ' Monumentos 
arquitectonicos de Espana,' the Stroganof Antiquities of 
Russia, and the magnificent 'San Marco' issued by Onga- 
nia of Venice. Rome is shown by Piranesi, Pistolesi, and 
Rossini; Egypt by Napoleon's inmiense 'Description,' by 
Rosellini and Champollion. Of what might be called works 
secondary in size and grandeur, the array is indeed vast. No 
less remarkable is the number of scarce monographs on 
notable edifices. There is no excuse for bad designs in 
Boston, for the world's building art is here shown to every 
one who is willing to study. 

"Take one more department. Nearly universal as is the 
Public Library, it is still, in a degree, local. Acquisition of 
books for it, as is said of charity, should begin at home. 
The Trustees have realized this need, and evidence of the 
fact will appear in the special catalogue on Boston. Years 
ago it was found that a directory to the inhabitants of a city 
or town was indispensable. Later, it is being learned that 
another sort of directory is as needed to the lives, acts, and 
thoughts of the city's generations, and, still more, a collec- 
tion of every printed thing that serves to show these particu- 
lars. As in our yearly directory there may be many an 
obscure name, yet the work is incomplete without it, so the 
directory to the city's life needs everything about the people 



22 City Docutvient No. 21. 

Mild their affairs. The amount that there is to collect about 
a place as large and as old as Boston is wonderful. If ever a 
complete collection is made, it would amaze, by its extent, 
and also by the difficulty in making it. Every one of thou- 
sands of persons in Boston could bring some contribution, 
even if small. A thousand fragments carefully put to- 
gether, have, within a few years, reconstructed a tine Greek 
temple. 

"Other departments, also, directly relate to the city and 
concern its people. They are those of helps in the arts, 
the professions, and business of its citizens. - While much 
relating to pursuits not especially local should and can be 
found here, we look for more that distinctly pertains to the 
place itself. We, for instance, expect less here on coal mining 
or agriculture, and more on inventions, textile work, and for- 
eign commerce, especially on the revival and common-sense 
treatment of the latter. 

"While collections are made for our Public Library, we 
should bear in mind that this is a neighborhood where there 
are many special libraries with large resources in their 
respective departments, and that, considering the immense 
amount that can be wisely gathered, it is undesirable to 
duplicate adequate existing provisions. We have here, for 
example, very remarkable collections on Patents, and of 
United States Documents, but for documents of the various 
States, as well as of Massachusetts, we can well turn to the 
Library of the Commonwealth. 

"It is when we come to purchases of current, and often 
ephemeral, literature, that we reach differences of opinion. 
To keep abreast of the times, so to speak, it seems proper 
and well to obtain a certain amount. But some books, not a 
few, are very popular; fifty copies of each would not supply 
the demand — for a little while. It is not, however, possible 
to buy so many even of one ; the cost would be too great, 
and the accumulation of books no longer called for, by 
wholesale, would, in no long time, make the Library a mag- 
nified Mudie — there must be sales at great discount, or 
suffocation. 

"Difficulties may, however, be avoided, and, at the same 
time, the public can be furnished with a fair amount of the 
better light, or current, literature. The efl^ect of such a 
supply on circulation is shown by the figures given in 
the Reports of the Library and the Finding Lists of its 
Branches. The South End has 43 pages of the latter — 
which are filled by the accessions of fresh matter, 1890 to 
1894. It has 11,218 volumes, or one page of accessions to 
each 261 volumes of library. Charlestown, with 27,961 



Library Department. 23 

volumes of library, has 32 like pages, or one to each 874. 
The number of circulation in the South End, 133,952, is 
nearly twelve times the number of volumes in the library, 
while in Charlestown it is less than three times ; but the 
South End has proportionally three and a half times as much 
new matter, which looks very much like a reason for its 
greater circulation. 

"The amount of circulation, however, by no means deter- 
mines the value and real usefulness of the library ; the 
quality is quite as important. 

"We are, indeed, forced to think that while a reasonable 
amount of amusement is necessary, the largest obtainable 
aid to a knowledge of mankind, and of his best work, is 
imperative in such an institution as the Boston Public 
Library. 

" The preservation of property is quite as important as its 
acquisition. All who know the value of the Library will ))e 
glad that it has been removed from the old building. In 
its very far more secure quarters, far better adapted for 
its arrangement, books will not be slowly baked as they 
were in the upper regions of the old hall, or secluded in the 
dark and dusty labyrinth underneath, where some of the best 
of them were. Protection to the bindings of certain rare 
and large volumes is very desirable. A few hundred dollars 
would be well spent in providing canvas covers for them, 
as well as for some fine bindings. If money must be saved 
in order to do this work, it would be far better, for a year or 
two, to buy fewer of the less used volumes. 

" Of great importance in the administration is a librarian. 
The peculiar qualifications of one needed for the duties here 
were well described in the Report by the last Examining 
Committee. On January 19 the present Committee voted 
to suggest, if the Trustees should be unable to find a man 
possessing both the knowledge of books and the executive 
faculties wanted, that there might be a division of the 
work, so that the acquisition and care of books could be 
attended to by one officer, while an assistant could have 
charge of business details and of circulation. The Library 
and its operations have become so large and complex that 
departure from usual custom might be practicable and de- 
sirable. 

" Any new system, or the term of a general librarian, might 
well begin with the era that will date from the occupation of 
the new building. 

" While reporting the suggestion then made, the Committee 
has, at the present date, the pleasure of congratulating the 
Trustees that they have secured a librarian. 



24 City Document No. 21. 

"The Committee also suggests that an Examining ('ommit- 
tee of not over seven persons be appointed in May of each 
year, to report in the following February or March. We 
believe that a small committee serving for twelve months 
will be preferal)le to the present method. 

" It further suggests that the Library be open in all its read- 
ing departments from 2 o'clock until 10 P.M., each Sunday, 
and that these departments be closed the greater part of each 
Monday." 



By the Examining Committee as a Committee of the 
Whole, it was 

Voted, That in the opinion of this committee it is inex- 
pedient to extend further the system of branch libraries and 
reading-rooms. 



The Trustees are to i)e congratulated that they are reach- 
ing a termination of long, arduous, and varied services con- 
nected with the new building, and that such a noble end 
crowns their work. Thanks are due to them, not only from 
Boston, but from all who esteem truth and propriety in 
design, for their choice of style. It is difficult to avoid fol- 
lowing a fashion in architecture as well as in other matters, 
but they have not yielded to a passing fancy for the un- 
usual, and for styles not of the greatest ages of art or 
history. 

They have spared us an essay in archaeology, and have 
given us, especially in the interior, grace and dignity, in 
a style associated with one of the grand eras of human 
progress. It is the majestic and beautiful style of Italy, in 
the great period of the revival of learning, as well as of 
art, and of the foremost artists and discoverers in our mod- 
ern world. They would feel at home in such an edifice, and 
the best of them seldom walked through a better vestibule, 
and up a better staircase. The august and venerable prel- 
ate in the Vatican of our time could hardly find a court- 
yard as noble for the solace of his meditative promenade. 
Every person who enters the delivery-room visits one of 
the exquisite library rooms of the world, and reaches it 
without a stormy voyage. 

In variety of departments, in value and completeness, as 
well as in size, we have here one of the great libraries of the 
world. Honorable public service and distinguished achieve- 
ment have, for more than forty years, characterized the 
Board of Trustees, and to-day, amid immense failures sadly 
marking our country, we can offer congratulations, with full 



Library Department. 25 

hope and confidence in the future, for a grand success, 
secured for civilization as well as for Boston. 

Brooks Adams, 
Robert H. Bancroft, 
Mary E. Blake, 
Allen A. Broavn, 
Samuel Carr, 
Mellen Chamberlain, 
David W. Cheever, 
Edward H. Clement, 
Walter Scott Fitz, 
James F. Hunneavell, 
Agnes Irwin, 
Lalia B, Pingree, 
Isabel Sherwin, 
William C. Todd. 



APPENDIXES. 



1894. 



LIST OF APPENDIXES. 



I. Extent of the Library (by years). 

II. Volumes in the Special Collections. 

III. Increase of the Several Departments. 

IV. Bates Hall Classifications. 
V. Givers and Amodnt of Gifts. 

VI. Circulation. 

VII. Registration of Applicants. 

VIII. Financial Statement. 

IX. Library Funds. 

X. Library Service. 

XI. List of Examining Committees for Forty-three Years. 

XII. List op Trustees for Forty-three Years. 



Library Department. 



29 



APPENDIX I. 

EXTENT OF THE LIBRARY BY YEARS. 





Years. 


11 

1^" 




Years. 


■u 

11 

Is 

¥ 




Years. 


S.2 

II 

"a « 


1 


1852-53 


9,688 


16 


1867-68 


144,092 


30 


1881-82 


404,221 


2 


1853-54 


16,221 


17 


1868-69 


152,796 


31 


1882-83 


422,116 


3 


1854-55 


22,617 


18 


1869-70 


160,573 


32 


1883-84 


438,594 


4 


1855-56 


28,080 


19 


1870-71 


179,250 


33 


1884-85 


453,947 


5 


1856-57 


34,896 


20 


1871-72 


192,958 


34 


188.J 


460.993 


6 


1857-58 


70,851 


21 


1872-73 


209,456 


35 


1886 


479,421 


7 


1858-59 


78,043 


22 


1873-74 


260,550 


36 


188- 


492,956 


8 


1859-60 


85,031 


23 


1874-75 


276,918 


37 


1888 


500,872 


9 


1860-61 


97,386 


24 


1875-76 


297,873 


38 


1889 


520,508 


10 


1861-62 


105,034 


25 


1876-77 


312,010 


39 


1890 


536,027 


11 


1862-63 


110,563 


26 


1877-78 


345,734 


40 


1891 


556,283 


12 


1863-64 


116,934 


27 


1878-79 


360,963 


41 


1892 


576,237 


13 


1864-65 


123,016 


28 


1879-80 


377,225 


42 


1893 


597,152 


14 


1865-66 


130,678 


29 


1880-81 


390,982 


43 


1894 


610,375 


15 


1866-67 


136,080 















In the various reading-rooms are the current nunabers of 875 periodicals 



VOLUMES IN LIBRARY AND BRANCHES, December 31, 1894. 



• r Bates Hall 


415,682 
1,266 
40,792 




12,854 


a S ■{ Duplicate-room 

^2 [Lower Hall 




Charlestown 

Brighton 

Dorchester 

South End 


29,590 


Total, Central Library . 


4.57,740 

17,368 
16,664 
34,032 


15,416 
15,314 
12,711 






11,858 
3,350 
1,861 




West Roxbury delivery .... 
North End 




North Brighton 


^^^Uitypart 

Total, Roxbury Branch, 


1,897 





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APPENDIX III. 

NET INCREASE OF THE SEVERAL DEPARTMENTS. 





H 




IH 


2 




H 


2 










8,671 

1,543 

443 


9,733 


11,857 


13,518 


15,306 


16,499 




32,491 

746 

I's 8,056 








Duplicate-room 


loss 59 


I's 52 


330 


419 


2,355 


I's 9,143 


loss 542 


East Boston branch 


236 


158 


170 


li3 


58 


59 


5 


48 


126 


South Boston branch. . . 


303 


310 


284 


159 


115 


200 


51 


55 


401 


Roxbury branch 


362 


262 


280 


199 


146 


308 


loss 352 


147 


382 


Fellowes Athenaeum... 


4,748 


358 


390 


397 


361 


438 


289 


318 


318 


Oharlestown branch 


680 


443 


145 


I's 70 


233 


421 


22 


339 


300 


Brighton branch 


186 


146 


46 1 130 


91 


167 


98 


23 


292 


Dorchester branch 


590 


546 


423 


309 


269 


222 


. 209 


134 


358 


Jamaica Plain branch.. 


355 


417 


335 


294 


150 


214 


112 


221 


329 


South End branch 


loss 26 


204 


260 


248 


187 


365 


loss 67 


26 


276 


West Roxbury branch.. 
North End branch 


13 

295 


25 
9 


20 

8 


4 


10 
12 






33 
75 




224 


84 


63 


North Brighton Read- 






































1,897 




















Total 


18,428 


13,535 


12,916 


14,636 


15,519 


20,256 


8.633 


20,915 


29 927 







Deducted, 

condemned, 

transferred, 

or lost. 



Bates Hall 

Duplicate-room 

Lower Hall and branches. 



32,547 

534 

7,680 



56 

8.5911 



JiTet gain in detail as abovt 



APPENDIX IV. 

CENTRAL LIBRARY CLASSIFICATIONS. 

(RepreBcnting books located only.) 





CLA88B8. 




Bpiciai, Librarieb. 




i 




1858 


1801 


,.«, 


18T1 


1873 


1875 


I880 


1889 




18SO 


1894 


1804 


1894 












Total, 
including 


1 


. Mi B^aJSVa-U 
Is i--«S library 

1= PU ''-^ 


II 


1^ 


1^ 


Jl 


|i 


|i 




if 


|i 


ill 




|i 


P 


1^ 


If 




|i 


1 








9 1 i 1.721 


249 
35 

77 
60 
11 

22 

1,360 

147 

6 

3 

3.782 
5 

13 


3J2 
615 
647 
1.090 
858 
520 

1.423 

1.181 

96 

329 

3.492 
1,360 
307 
98 
75 
170 
136 


6 
6 
43 
833 
114 
7 
2 

197 

683 
52 

23 

1 

1 


278 

21 
68 

132 
4,096 

250 
381 
120 

24 
6 
32 
63 
36 
14 


21 
690 
135 

3,201 
2,474 

617 
200 
225 

246 
130 

27 
89 
48 

43 

84 

92 

3,368 


16 
31 

2,468 
670 

23 

53 

248 

66 

2 

5 
31 

400 
10 


























2,334 


u. 
m. 

IV. 

V. 

VI. 

VII. 

vin. 

EX. 
X. 
XI. 

xn. 

XIU. 




613 

3,218 
1,537 
670 

715 
390 
93 

832 
1,264 
1,249 
270 
460 
694 
711 
1,162 


* 


11,162 
12,468 
55,149 
37.346 
20,945 
10,277 
14,680 
8,680 
2,689 
11,700 
20,397 
30,403 
16.633 
7,358 
5,221 
18,820 
12,859 
16,896 
11,617 
12,611 


10 

466 
16 

7 

3 


270 

2 

1 


2 
769 
3,976 




















12,834 
13,791 






















Amorioan history, geography, biography, navel, and polite literature .... 


679 










308 




















48.336 
26.150 


Engl.h history, ete. . . . 




















^' 




















11,169 


German history, etc 


236 
28 




















16,830 
10.844 
7,168 
12,350 
27,583 
36,611 








































Orienlal hlstoi-y, geography, biography, travel, and literature 

I'eriodlcals 




















12 
29 


14 
















4.301 





















, 2 


























10. 




2,819 








































5,427 


xvn 


" 


4 
























18,962 






























xrx. 




19 


^ 












20,971 




































6,382 








129 








■xxn 




' 




2 


60 




















XXIII 




32 








24 


42 










»I50 












316 


\-xrv 


Shakespeare 


























3,369 


XXV 








540 
6,697 
































540 






















































S80 




































40.792 










1 






































Totals 






13,819 


2,045 


6,086 


13,624 


'•™ 


666 


422 


6,531 


679 


2,819 


6,382 


*160 


669 


308 


129 


4,301 


40.792 


456,474 


. 




■ 




' 


■ 















Explanation. — Class ni. Includes genei 
Class IV. includes the collected works of 
Classes V., VI., VIL, and VLQ. have i\ 
ides also Belgium, the Netherlands, 
Class XIV. iDcludes political scieuce and ethl. 
Class XIX. includes mechanics, military and i 



c, when embracing 

•iters, and what of i 

e for the respective countries that Class IV. has 

le Scandinavian nations. 

d and unapplied, education, phrenology, etc. 

, agriculture, domestic arts, etc. 



countries, and collected works of historians. 
l-^'SSsT'^. in. 



Class XXIV. does i 



LiBKAUY DePAHTMKNT. 



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APPENDIX V 



GIFTS, JANUARY 1 TO DECEMBER ?,l, 1894. 



Givers 

Volumes 

Numbers 



1,261 

32,409 

7,983 



1 map 



Abbott Academy, Andover, Mass. 

Abbott, Samuel A. B 

Abbott Public Library, MarUehead, Mass. 
Abrahams, Henry ....... 

Academia Nacional de Medicina, Lima, S.A. 
Academia Real das Sciencias de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal 
Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, Fa. 
Academy of Science of St. Louis, St. Louis, Mo. 

Adam, Miss P. G 

Adams, Charles Franci.s 

Agassiz, Prof. Alex., Cambridge, Mass. . 

Aguilar Free Library, New York City 

Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station, Auburn, Ala. 

Alabama Canebrake Agricultural Experiment Station 

Uniontown, Ala 

Alameda Free Library and Reading-room, Alameda, Cal. 
Albany Medical College, Albany, N. Y. . 

Algerton, Frank C 

Alsina, Juan A., Buenos Aires, S.A. ... 

Altgeld, Gov. John P., Chicago, III 

Alvord, Rev. Henry C, So. Weymouth, Mass. 
American Academy of Arts and Sciences ... 
American Academy of Dramatic Arts, New York City 
American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, Mass. 
American Association for the Advancement of Science 

Salem, Mass. . 

American Bar Association, Philadelphia, Pa. . 

American Bible Society, New York City . 

American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions 

New York City 

American Colonization Society, Washington, D.C. . 
American Congregational Association 
American Folk Lore Society, Cambridge, Mass. 

American Forestry Association 

American Humanitarian League, Providence, R.I. 
American Institute of Architects, Providence, R.I. . 
American Institute of Homoeopathy, Philadelphia, Pa. 
American Institute of Mining Engineers, N^ew York City 
American Iron and Steel Association, Philadelphia, Pa. 
American Laryngological Society, New York City . 
American Missionary Society, New York City . 
American New Church Tract and Publication Society 

Philadelphia, Pa 



Vols. 

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1 

1 

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1 
1 
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3,368 
1 
1 



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American Numismatic anil Arclia^ological Society, Neiv 

York City . ^ . 
American Opthalmological Society, Hartford, Conn. 
American Otological Society, New Beilford, Mass. . 
American Piiarmaceutical Association, Philadelphia, Pa., 
American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia, Pa. . 
American Society of Civil Engineers, TVew; Fork City 
American Surgical Association, Philadelphia, Pa. 
American Swedenborg Printing and Publishing Society, 

New York City . . . . • . 

American Unitarian Association 

American Veterinary College, New York City . 
American Water-Works Association, Elmira, N. Y. . 
Ames, John N., Chelsea, Mass. ...... 

Amherst College, Amherst, Mass 

Andover House Association 

Andover Theological Seminary, Andover, Mass. 
Andrew, Hon. John F. ...... . 

Andrews, C. S 

Angell, George T 

Anonymous 58 maps 

Anscombe, Alfred, London, Eng. ..... 

Anthony Bros., Hereford, Eng. 

Anthropological Society, Washington, B.C. 

Appleton, 3frs. C. T. 

Apprentices Library Company, Philadelphia, Pa. 
Arechaveleta, Prof. J., Montevideo, Uruguay . 
Argentine Commission, World's Columbian Exposition, 

Chicago, III. ......... 

Argentine Republic, Consul at Boston .... 

Argentine Republic, Observatorio Nacional, Cordoba 
Arizona Agricultural Experiment Station, Tucson, Arizona, 
Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station, Fayetteville, 

Ark 

Armstrong, Miss Mary S., Chicago, III. .... 

Arnold, Howard P 

Art Club of Philadelphia, Philadelphia. Pa. 

Arundel Society, London, Eng. 

Association of American Physicians, Philadelphia, Pa. . 
Astor Library, Trustees of. New York City 

Atkinson, Edward, LL.D 

Atwood, John, Maiden, Mass. ...... 

Avery, Elroy M., 31. D., Cleveland, Ohio .... 

Aves, Ernest, London, Eng 

Babcock & Wilcox Co., New York City .... 

Bache, William, Bristol, Pa. ...... 

Baillies' Institution Free Library, Glasgow, Scotland 
Balaguer, D. Victor, 3Iadrid, Spain .... 

Balch, Galusha B., Yonkers, N.Y. 

Baldi, Alexander, Gbttingen, Germany .... 

Ball, W. T. W 

Ballard, J. M 

Ballou, Maturin M 

Bangor Public Library, Bangor, Me. .... 

Banks & Son, Messrs. Robert, London, Eng. 

Barbados Colony, Barbados 

Barnard, Mrs. James M 

Barrow-in-Furness Free Public Library, Lancashire, Eng., 
Barrows, H. D., Los Angeles, Cal. ..... 

Barton, Rev. W. E 

Battersea Public Library, London, Eng. .... 
Battle, Prof. Kemp P., LL.D., Chapel Hill, N.C. . 
Baxter, Hon. James P., Portland, Me. .... 



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Beal, Hon. Flavius O., Bangor, Me 
lieaumoQt, S. . . . . 
Ben, W., New Orleans, La. 

Bent, Allen H 

Bent, S. Arthur, Brookline, Mass. 
Benton, J. H., Jr. ' . 
Benton, R. C, Minneapolis, Minn. 
Berkley, Henry J., M.D., Baltimore, Md. 

Berkeley Beacon 

Berkshire Baptist Association, Pittsfield, Mass 
Berlioux, Prof. E. F., Lyons, France 

Basse, 3Iiss M. E 

Bethel (Dollege, Russellville, Ky. 
Biblioteca Nacional Chile, Santiago, Chile 
Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze, Floren 
Bibliotheque Nationale? Paris, France 
Bibliotheque Ste. Genevieve, Paris, Fra 
Bikle, Philip M., Gettysburg, Pa. 
Birmingham Free Library, Birmingham, Enq 
Bishop, S. S., M.D., Chicago, III. . 

Blaisdell, Frank C 

Blinn, Henry C, East Canterbury, N.H. 

Bliss, D. P 

Bobrick School Furniture Co. . 

Bodington, Miss Alice, Hatzic, British Columb 

Bolton, Charles K., Brookline, Mass 

Bolton Public Free Library, Manchester, Eng 

Boston Board of Health 

Board of Overseers of the Poor 

Board of Registrars of Voters 

City Architect 

City Auditor .... 

City Engineer 

City Hospital .... 

City Messenger 

City Registrar 

City Treasurer 

Police Department . 

Protective Department . 

Record Commission 

School Committee . 

Street Commissioners 

Superintendent of Public Grounds 

Surveying Department . 

Boston Art Club .... 

Boston Art Students' Association 
Boston Athenaeum .... 
Boston Bichloride of Gold Club 
Boston Board of Associated Charities 
Boston Children's Aid Society . 

Boston College 

Boston College Stylus 
Boston Dental College 
Boston East Baptist Association 
Boston Fish Bureau .... 
Boston Journal Publishing Company . 
Boston Latin School .... 
Boston Lying-in Hospital . 
Boston Museum of Fine Arts 
Boston North Baptist Association, IJ 
Boston Provident Association 
Boston Society of Civil Engineers 
Boston Society of Natural History 



St y 



ce, Italy 



Vols 
1 

2 

1 
1 

;] 
1 

1 

2 
1 
4 
1 
15 
."yl 
1 
1 

10 

1 



1 
4 

1 • 
45 

1 

^ I 
90 j 

li 
8 ! 

1 

15 
12 
4 

4 
12 
2 

1 



Mas 



3ti 



City Documknt No. 21, 



Boston South Baptist Association 

Boston University 

Boston University Law School 

Bostonian Society ........ 

Botume, J. F 

Bourke, Cai)t. John G., U.S.A., Fort Ethan Allen , 17. . 

Bowditch, Charles P. and Alfred 

Bowdoin College Library, Brnnsjvich, Me. 

Bowen, Seranus 

Boys' Institute of Industry 

Bradford, Edward H., M.D 

Bradlee, Rev. Caleb D., 432 newspapers .... 

Braun, 3Iessrs. A. 1). & Co 

Brayley, George 

Breck, Edward, P/i.i> 

Brigham, Charles H 

British American Citizen 

British and Foreign Bible Society, London, Eng. 

British and Foreign Unitarian Association, London, Ling., 

British Miiseum, London, Eng 

Brinton, D. G., Media, Pa. 

Brookline Public Library, Brookline, A[ass. 

Brooklyn Library, i?roo^-/2/?2, A^. I'. 

Brooklyn, N.Y., Department of Public Instruction . 

Brooklyn, A^. F., Mayor 

Brophy, Thomas C 

Brown University, Providence, R.L . 

Brown, Allen A. ........ 

Brown, J. Willard 

Browne, Miss Alice 

Brushfield, T. N., M.D., Devonshire, Eng. 
Bryant, Henry G., Philadelphia, Pa. .... 

Buck, William J., Jenkinstown, Pa. .... 

Buffalo Historical Society, Buffalo, N. Y. . 

Buffalo Library, Buffalo, N.Y. 

Burt, Septimus, London, Eng 

California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, Cal. 
California State Board of Agriculture, Sacramento, Cal. . 
California State Mining Bureau, San Francisco, Cal. 
Cambrian Archaeological Association, Frondeg, Carnarvon, 
Wales .......... 

Cambridge, 3Iass., Overseers of the Poor .... 

Cambridge Press, Cambridgeport, Mass 

Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge, Mass. . 
Cambridge School for Young Ladies, Cambridge. Mass. . 

Campbell, F. B. F., London, Eng 

Campbell, W., Toronto, Canada 

Canada, Department of Agriculture, Ottawa, Canada 
Canadian Society of Civil Engineers, Montreal, Canada, 
Canto, Ernesto do, San Miguel, Azores .... 

Cape of Good Hope, Colonial Secretary, Cape Town 
Capek, Thomas, Omaha, Neb. ...... 

Carleton, Rev. George L., Family of, Brookline, Mass. 

Carnegie Free Library, Allegheny, Pa 

Carney Hospital 

Carpenter, Rev. C. C, Andover, Mass. .... 

Carret, J. Francisco 2 maps 

Carrington, Gen. Henry B. C, Hyde Park, Mass. 

Cartee, Miss Elizabeth F 

Cartwright, Charles E 3 photos 

Caryl, Miss Harriet E 

Cash, J. P 

Catholic Summer School, Neiv York City .... 



Vols 

1 
8 

1 
1 
1 



3 
1 
1 
283 
2 
] 
1 
] 
1 
1 
2 
2 
3 
2 
1 
1 
12 

3 

,686 
I 
7 
1 
1 
1 
1 
1 
1 
1 
5 



Library Department. 



37 



Ceylon 



nting 



Ohio 



Cayuga County Historical Society, Auburn, N. Y. 
Century Association, JVeiv lorTc City . 
Ceylon Archaeolosrical Commission, Colombo 

Chainey, Ralph W 

Chamberlain, Hon. Mellen, Chelsea, Mass. 
Chandler, Hon. William E., Washington, D.C. 
Channing, 3fiss Eva ...... 

Channing Home ....... 

Chaplin, Herman W., South Yarmouth, 3fass. . 
Charity Organization Society, London, Eng. 
Charlestown Young Men's Christian Association 

Chase, Miss Edith 1 pai 

Chauncy Hall School 

Chautauqua Teachers' Retreat, Syracuse, N. I' 

Cheever, David W., M.D 

Chelmsford, Mass., Free Public Library . 
Chelsea, Mass., City Clerk 
Cherrier, Paul, Noisy-le-Roi, France . 
Chesebrough, Amos S., D.D., Sayhrooh, Conn. 

Chevalier, S. A 

Chicago, ///., Board of Education 
Chicago, ///., Board of Trade . 
Chicago Historical Society, Chicago, TIL . 
Chicago Public Library, Chicago, III. 

Children's Hospital 

Children's Mission 

Childs, George W., Philadelphia, Pa. 
Christian Science Publication Society 
Cigar Makers' International Union of America 
Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce, Cincinnati, 
Cincinnati Public Library, Cincinnati, Ohio 
City Library Association, Springfield, Mass. 

Clark, Henry P 

Clarke Institution for Deaf Mutes, Northampton 
Clarke, A. S., Neiv YorJc City . 

Clarke, W. B 

Clement, A. W., T';^'., Baltimore, Md. 

Clerkenwell Public Library, London, .Eng. 

Cleveland Public Library, Cleveland, Ohio 

Clinton, Mass., Town Clerk 

Coal Trade Journal, Neiv YorJc City . 

Cobden Club, London, Eng. . . . . 

Cobham, Claude Delaval, B.CL., M.A., La 

Cyprus ... . . . . , 

Coelho, Jose Ramos, Lisbon, Portugal 
Colby University, Waterville, Me. 
Cole, T. L., Washington, D.C. . 

Collins, Fred S 

Collins, H. G. . . . " . 

Collins, Holdridge 0., Los Angeles, Cal. 

Colonial Society of Massachusetts, Cambridge, Mass 

Colorado Agricultural Experiment Station, Fort Collins 

Col 

Colorado State Medical Society, Denver, Col. 

Colored Home and Hospital, New York City 

Columba, G. M., Palermo, Sicily 

Columbia College, Neiv York City 

Commercial Travellers' Home Association of America, 

Bingliamton, N.Y.. 
Committee on the Standard Prayer Book, Albany, N. 
Concord, Mass., Free Public Library 
Congregational Home Missionary Society, New York City, 
Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station. New Haven, 

Conn 



Mass. 



Vols. 

1 

2 

1 

2 
154 

1 
268 

1 
98 
13 

1 

?, 
1 
1 
1 
1 
1 
1 
1 
1 
1 
2 
1 
1 
1 
1 
1 
4 
1 
7 
1 
1 
1 
2 
2 
1 
1 

1 
3 
4 



38 



City Document No. 21 



Connecticut Bureau of Labor Statistics, Meridcn, Coini. . 

Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, Conn. 

Connecticut State Library, Hartford, Conn. 

Convers, Rev. Yi., S.S.J.E., Philadelphia, Pa. 

Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, 

New^ York City 

Copeland & Day, Messrs 

Corazzini, Prof. F., Florence, Italy 

Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station, 

Ithaca, N.r. 

Cornell University Library, Ithaca, N. V. . 

Cotton, N. D., Brookline, Mass. 

Council Bluffs, loiva. Free Public Library 

Coyle, Henry 

Cram, Wentworth & Goodhue ...... 

Crane, Albert. A.B., LL.B., Stamford, Conn. . 

Crane, Aaron M. ........ 

Crane, Ellery Bicknell, Worcester, Mass 

Crane, John C, West Millbury, Mass 

Creighton University, Omaha, Neb 

Criado y Domingues, P., Madrid, Spain .... 

Crosby, John L., Bangor, Me 

Crowell, Prof. E. P., Amherst, Mass 

Crowell, John F., ^.^., Z)»r/iam, iV^.C 

Croyden Public Libraries, Croyden, Surrey, Enrj. 

Cuervo, Angel, Paris, France 

Cummings, Prentiss 

Cummins, Rev. .John F 

Cundall, Frank, Kingston, Jamaica ..... 

Cupples, Joseph G. ....... . 

Currier, John M., M.D., Gastleton, Vermont 
Curry, J. L. M., LL.D., Washington, DC. 

Gushing, J. S. & Co 

Gushing, Prof. John Pearsons, Leipzig, Germany . 

Gust, Robert Needham, London, Eng 

Cutter, Ephraim, M.D., LL.D., New York City 

Cycling Life, Chicago, III. 

Cyphers, Charles A 

Dalton-Ingersoll Co. ........ 

Daly, Hon. Chas. P., LL.D., New York City . 
Dandurand, Mme. R., Montreal, Canada .... 

Darling, H. H 

Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H. 

Davenport, B.Y., M.D 

Davenport, Charles, Mt. Auburn, Mass., 1 plate, 3 charts 

Daves, Edward Graham, Baltimore, Md 

Davis, Andrew McF., Cam6W(^^e, J!/«ss 

Davis, Simon 

Dawson, (Str William, C.M.G., LL.D., Montreal, Can. 
Dayton Public Library and Museum, Dayton, Ohio . 
Dean, John Ward ........ 

Dedham, Mass., Town Clerk 

DeGeoje, Prof. M. J., Liede, Pays-Bas .... 

DeLand, Frederick, Chicago, III. ..... 

Delaware College Agricultural Experiment Station, Newark, 

N.J. 

Dermigny, L.. New York City 

De Soissons, S. G 

Detroit Public Library, Detroit, Mich. .... 
Deutsche Gesellschaft der Stadt New York, New 

City 

Dewey, A. T., San Francisco, Cal. .... 
Dickinson Electrotype Foundry .... 



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1 
5 



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Dickinson, Mrs. L. S., Mi. Vernon, N.Y. . 

Dodge, Thomas H., Worcester, Mass. .... 

Dole, Nathan H 

Dolley, Prof. Chas. S., M.D., Philadelphia, Pa. 

Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society of Protestant 
Episcopal Church, New York City .... 

Donald, Rev. Winchester 

Dorchester Yacht Club 

Dorr, Miss C. 

Douglas, James, New York City ..... 

Doyle, W. E 

Drey, Sylvan, Baltimore, Md 

Drexel Institute of Art, Science, and Industry, Philadel- 
phia, Pa. ......... 

Drowne, Rev. T. StafPord, D.D., Flatbush, L.I. 

Dudley, P. H., Neiv York City 

East Boston Company 

Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia, Pa. . 

Edes, Henry H 1 ,4.30 newspapers 

Edmands, John, Philadelphia, Pa 

Edmund, D. H., and W. O. Wheeler, Morristown, N.J. . 

El Cajon Valley News, El Cajon, Cal 

Eldridge, D 

Elizabeth Public Library and Reading Room, EUzaheth, 
N.J. 

Ellis, C. A 

Ellis & Elvey, Messrs. 

Ely, Wm. D., Providence, R.I. 

Engineers' Club of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa. . 

Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, Md. 

Ernst, Harold, M.D 

Esse.x Institute, Salem, Mass 

Everett, Hon. William, Washington, D.C. 

Ewing, Thomas, New York City 

Fall River Public Library, Fall River, Mass. 
Fernald, Prof. O. M.. Williamstoivn, Mass. 

Ferree, Barr, New York City 

Ferris & Co., Messrs. F. A., New York City 

Fewkes, J. Walter 

Ficken, Hon. John F., Charleston, S.C. . 

Field, Richard M ' . . . 

Fiorini, Prof. Matteo, Bologna, Italy .... 

Fitchburg, Mass., City Clerk 

Fitchburg Railroad Company 

Fitz, A. S., Pascoag, R.I. 

Fitz, Miss Louise, Newton Centre, Mass 

Fitz, Reginald H., M.D 

Fitz, Mrs. W. S 

FitzGerald, Desmond, Brookline, Mass 

Fitzgerald, Itlrs. Penelope F., London, Eng. 

Fleischner, Otto 6 photos 

Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, Vt. ' . 

Florida Agricultural Experiment Station, Lake City, Fla., 

Floye, William J 

Floyer, Ernest A., M.R., A.S., Helwan, Egypt 

Fobes, Walter K 

Folger, H. C, Jr., New York City 

Folsom, Capt. A. A 

Ford, Corydon, Ann Arbor, Mich 

Ford, William E 

Yox6i,y^ovi'hmgioxiC., Brooklyn, N.Y. .... 

Forest Hills Cemetery, Trustees of 

Foster, Burnside, M.D., St. Paul, Minn 



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Foster, L. S., New York City 

Foxcroft, George A. . 

France, Consulate in Boston . . .6 newspajxTs 

France, Ministere de I'lnstruction Pul)lique et des Beaux 
Arts, Paris^ France ....... 

France, Prefecture du Department de la Seine, Paris, 
France 2 plates 

Fraser, Persifor, M.D., Philadelphia, Pa. 

Fraser Institute, Montreal, Canada 

Free Religious Association of America .... 

Freeman, Benjamin F., East Somerville, Mass. 2 photos 

Freiherrlich Carl von Rothschild'sche Offentliche Biblio- 
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French, A. D". Weld 

Friends' Free Library and Reading-Rooni, Germantown, 
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Friends, Yearly Meeting of, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Fuller, Miss E. D., Cambridge, Mass 

Fuller, Homer T., Worcester, Mass. ..... 

Fuller, Bliss Jennie, Schenectady, N.Y. . 

Ganz, Messrs. Robert & Co., New York City 

Gardner, Rev. F. M 

Garrison, Francis J. . . .80 autograph letters 

Gay, Mrs. Gebrge H 

Geer, Henry M., New York City 

Geisser, Eon. Alberto, LL.D., Torino, Italy . 

General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the 
United States, Philadelphia, Pa. . . . . 

General Conference of the Congregational Churches in 
Maine, Portland, Me 

General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen, New York 
City 

General Theological Library ...... 

Geneva, Direction de L'Usine Genevoise, Geneva, Switz- 
erland 1 bronze medal 

Geographical Club of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Georgia Agricultural Experiment Station, Atlanta, Ga. . 

Gerould, n., M.D., Cleveland, Ohio 

Gerould, Rev. Samuel 1,., Bollis, Nil. .... 

Gibbs, Mss Emily 0.,New York City .... 

Gilder, R. W., New York City 

Gilman, Rev. Daniel C, D.I)., Baltimore, Md. 

Gloucester, Mass., City Clerk ...... 

Glover, A. Kingsley, Appleton. Wis 

Gloversville Free Library, Gloversville, N. Y. . 

Goddard, George A 

Goddard, Miss Matilda 

Goodyear, ;1/?ss Anna F. . 

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Gould, Miss Ida W 

Gould, Major John M., Portland, Me. .... 

Gould, S.'C, 3Ianchester, NR. 

Graham, Messrs. Andrew J. & Co., A^ew York City . 

Grammar Card Company, Revere, Mass. . . 1 chart 

Grand Army of the Republic, Dept. of Mass. 

Grand Commandery of Knights Templars and the Append- 
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Grand Rapids, Mich., Board of Trade .... 

Grand Rapids, 3fich., Public Library .... 

Gray, Louis F. ........ . 

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Green, Milbrey, M.D. .... 

Green, S. A., iW.L). . . newspapers, plan 

Greene, J. Evarts 

Greenough, Charles P 

Greenwood, Isaac J., JVew York City 

Grolier Club, New York City 

Grossherzoglich Badische Ruprecht Carolinische Uni 

tat, Heidelberg, Germany 
Grosvenor, C. E. 

Groton Historical Society, Groton, Mass 
Guild & Lord, Messrs. 

Guille-Alles Library, Guernsey, Channel Islands 
Guttenberg, Gustave, Pittsburgh, Pa. 
Hale, Hon. George S. .... 

Haliburton, Robert Grant, Magnolia, Mass. 
Halsted, J. S., Oakland, Cat. . 
Hamilton Public Library, Hamilton, Ont. . 
Hamilton Woolen Co. .... 

Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute, 

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Handelskammer, Leipzig, Germany . 
Hannah, W. H., Chicago, III. . 
Hapgood, W. ...... 

Harlem Library, New York City 

Harris & Haddon, Messrs., A¥him2Jle, Exeter, Eng 

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Helena Public Library, Helena, Montana . 
Henry, Bradshaw Society, The London, Eng. 
Hensel, Bruckraann & Lorbacher, Messrs., New 
Hepner, Adolph, St. Louis, Mo. 

Herschel, Clemens, New York City . 
H. G. Pearson Memorial Committee, Neiv York 
Hibbard, Hon. Herman E., Newton, Mass. 
Hiersemann, Karl W., Leipzig, Germany 
Hickey, P. V., New York City . . ' . 
Higginson, George, Lenox, Mass. 
Higginson, Col. T. W., Cambridge, Mass. 
Hill, Hamilton Andrews .... 
Hill, W. Scott, M.D., Kennebec, Me. . 

Hills, Thomas 

Hingham, 3Iass., School Committee . 
Hoar, Hon. E. R., Concord, Mass. 
Hoar, Hon. Geo. F., Washington, D.C. 
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HoUunil Society of New York, Ne^v York City . 

Holstein-Fricsian Association of America 

Home for Aged Colored Women 

Home for Aged Couples ..... 

Home for Aged Men 

Home for Aged Women 

Home for the Friendless, New Haven, Conn. . 

Home Market Club 

Homes for Inebriates Association, London, Eng 
Hoppin, Prof. J. M., New Haven, Conn. . 
Hotchkiss, Mrs. J. S., Neiv Haven, Conn. . 

Houghton & Mifflin Co 

Howard Memorial Library, New Orleans, La. . 
Huard & Guillemin, Messrs., Paris, France 

Hubbard, Miss H. A 

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Huddleston, J. H., M.L)., New York City . 
Hudson, Mrs. W. H., Lancaster, Mass. 
Huguenot Society of America, New York City . 
Humane Society of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts 

Hunt, Edward B 

Hunter, B. Franklin, Philadelphia. Pa. . 

Huntington, A. M., West Chester, NY. 

Idaho Agricultural Experiment Station, Moscow, Idaho 

Ilion Free Public Library, Ilion, N.Y. 

Illinois Bureau of Labor Statistics, Springfield, III. 

Illinois State Dental Society, Chicago, III. 

Imperial University of Japan, Tokyo, Japan 

India, Supt. of Government Printing, Calcutta, Ind 

India, Surveyor-General, Calcutta, India . 

Indian Rights Association, Philadelphia, Pa. . 

Institution of Civil Engineers, London, Eng. 

Instituto Geografico Argentino, 5i/enos Aires, S.A. 

International Committee of Y. M. C. Associations, Training 

School, Springfield, 3Iass. 
Interstate Commerce Commission, Washington, D.C. 
Iowa Agricultural Experiment Station, Ames, Iowa 
Iowa Geological Survey, Des Moines, Iowa 
Iowa State Historical Society, Iowa City, Iowa 
Irish Unionist Alliance, Dublin, Ireland . 
Italy, His Majesty Humbert, King of 
Italy, Ministero degli Affari Esteri, Rome, Italy 
Italy, Ministero dell' Interno, Rome, Italy . 
Italy, Ministero della Publica Instruzione, Rome, Ita 

James, Rev. F. H 

James, Bushrod W., Philadelphia, Pa. 

Jeffries, B. Joy, M.D 

Jellett, Edwin C, Germantown, Pa. . 
Jenkins, Miss M. A. . 

Jenks, Francis H 

Jersey City Free Public Library, Jersey City, NJ. 
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md. 
Joint Counties Lunatic Asylum, Carmarthen, M^ales 
Jones, Frank W., Lynn, Mass. .... 

Jones, Hon. John P., Washington, D.C. . 

Jones, Capt. William H. . . . . .1 

Jowett, H. K., Perak, Straits Settlements . 
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Kansas Railroad Commissioners, Topeka, Kansas 
Kansas State Board of Agriculture, Topeka, Kansas 
Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, Kansas 
Kansas University, Lawrence, Kansas . . . . 
Kate Field's Washington, Washington, D.C. 

Kearney, M. T., Fresno, Cat 

Keith, C. P., Philadelphia, Pa. 

Keller, W. B., New York City 

Kelly, W. L., Chelsea, Mass 

K%\tOM,Iivf\g\iiB.., LL.D., Montpelier, Vt. . . . 
Kennard, ffon. M. P., Brookline, Mass. . . . . 
Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station, Lexington, Ky., 
Kentucky Institution for the Education of the Bliml, 

Louisville, Ky. ........ 

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Kingman, Leroy W., Ostvego, N.Y. 

Kinney, Abbot, New York City 

Knapp, Arthur Mason ....... 

Knapp, George B. . . 

Knowles, Edward R., LL.D., Worcester, Mass. . 
Koenigliche bayerische Akademie der Wissenschafien, 

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Koenigliche Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften, Gottingen, 

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Koenigliche Universitats Bibliothek, Gottingen, Germany, 
Kongelige Universitetet, Upsala, Sweden .... 

Lake Forest University Library, Lake Forest, III. 
Lakewood Times and Journal, Lakewood, N.J. 

Lancaster, Mass., Town Library 

Lanigan, John A., M.D., B.A., Niagara Falls, N. Y. 

Laramie, 7Z/., Board of Trade 

Larrabee, Hon. William, Clermont, Iowa .... 
Laux, James B., Greensburg , Pa. ..... 

Lawrence, Mass., City Clerk 

Lawrence Public Library, Lawrence, Mass. 

Lea, J. Henry 

Leach, J. Granville, LL.B., Philadelphia, Pa.. 

Leader, J. Temple, Florence, Italy 

Lee, Francil Watts 

Leeds Free Public Library, Leeds, Eng 

Leicester Public Library, Leicester, Mass. 

Leland Stanford Junior University, Palo Alto, Cal. . 

Lenox Library, New York City 

Leupp, Francis E., Washington, D.C. . . . . 

Lewis, Mrs. Carvill, London, Eng 

Lewis, Mrs. John A 1 portrait 

Lexington, Mass., Town Clerk 

Libbie, Messrs. C. F. & Co 

Library Company of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa,. 
Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. . 

Lick Observatory, Berkeley, Cal 

Lindley, Percy, London, Eng 

Linnet, Mrs 

Little & Co., Messrs., New York City .... 

Liverpool, Eng., Free Public Library, Museum and 

Walker Art Gallery 

Lochemes, M. J., Saint Francis, Wis 

Lodge, i7o?i. Henry Cabot, Washington, D.C. . 

Logan, Walter S., Neiv York City 

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Lorinsi, Miss ....... 

Loring, John A. ...... 

Los Angeles Public Library, Los Angeles, Cal. 
Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station, Bato) 
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Lowell, Mass., City Clerk . . . 
Ludloff, Richard, Cordoha, Argentine RepuJdic . 
Lyman, Benjamin S., Philadelphia, Pa. . 
Lyman, M7-s. Theodore, BrooMine, Mass. 

Lynch, Michael 

Lynn Public Library, Lynn, Mass. 

MacDonald, Edward 

Madras Government Observatory, Madras, British India 

Maine Agricultural Experiment Station, Oro7w, Me. 

Maine Historical Society, Portland, Me. 

Maine State Board of Health, Portland, Me. . 

Maiden Public Library, Maiden, Mass. 

Manchester Geographical Society, Manchester , Eng. 

Manchester, Mass.. Town Clerk 

Manchester City Library, Manchester, N.H. 

Manitoba Historical and Scientific Society, Winnipeg , 

Mann, George C 

Manufacturers' National Bank .... 
Marblehead, Mass., School Committee 
Marcou, Prof. Jules, Cambridge, Mass. . 
Marietta College, Marietta, Ohio 
Marine-Universal Fire Alarm Company of Camden 

Torh City 

Marriott, Frederick, San Francisco, Cal. . 
Marvin, Messrs. S. R. & Sons .... 
Maryland Agricultural Experiment Station, College 

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Mason Regulator Company .... 

Mason, Mrs. William L. , Milwaukee, Wis. 
Massachusetts Adjutant-General 
Massachusetts Board of Commissioners of Savings Banks 
Massachusetts Board of Gas and Electric Light Coramis 

sioners ........ 

Massachusetts Board of Railroad Commissioners 
Massachusetts Bureau of Statistics of Labor . 
Massachusetts Commissioners of Manual Training and In 

dustrial Education 

Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth 
Massachusetts State Board of Agriculture 

State Board of Health .... 

State Board of Lunacy and Charity 

State Library 

State Normal School, Worcester, Mass. 

Massachusetts Agricultural College, Amherst, Mass 

Experiment Station . 

Meteorological Observatory 

Massachusetts and Rhode Island Y.M.C. Associations 
Massachusetts Baptist Convention 
Massachusetts Charitable Eye and Ear Infirmary 
Massachusetts Charitable Mechanics Association 
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy . 
Massachusetts Council of Deliberation 
Massachusetts General Hospital 
Massachusetts Historical Society 
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Massachusetts Society of Colonial Wars . 
Master Car-Builders Association, Chicago, III. . 
Mathews, Albert, N'eiu York City .... 

Matthews, Hon. Nathan, Jr 

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McGill College and University, Montreal, Canada 

McMurtrie, Mrs. L. G 

Means, James 

Melrose Public Library, Melrose, Mass. 
Mensiaux, Miss Marie de, London, Eng. . 
Memorial Hall Library, Andover, Mass. 
Mercantile Library Association, San Francisco, Cal. 
Mercantile Library Company, Philadelphia, Pa. 
Mercantile Library of New York, New York City 

Mercer, Prof. H. C broadsides 

Meriden Scientific Association, Meriden, Conn. 

Metcalf , Frank J. , Ashland, Mass 

Mexican Central Railway Company .... 
Miami University, Oxford, Ohio .... 

Michels, Prof. John 

Michigan Bureau of Labor and Industrial Statistic 

Lansing, Mich 

Michigan Central Railroad Company, New York City 

Michigan Mining School, Houghton, Mich. 

Michigan State Board of Agriculture, Ingham Co., Mich. 

Michigan State Library, Lansing, 3Iich. ... 

Michigan Supreme Court, Lansing, Mich. 

Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States 

Commandery of Massachusetts .... 
Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States 

Commandery of Michigan, Detroit, Mich. 
Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States 

Commandery of Ohio, Cincinnati, Ohio 

Millicent Library, Fairhaven, Mass 

Milwaukee Chamber of Congress, Milwaukee, Wis. . 
Milwaukee Public Library, Milwaukee, Wis. 
Minneapolis Public Library, Minneapolis, Minn. 
Minnesota Geological and Natural History Survey, Minne 

apolis, Minn 

Minnesota State Board of Corrections and Charities, St 

Paul, Minn 

Missouri Agricultural Experiment Station, Columbia, Mo. 

Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, Mo. 

Missouri River Commission, St. Louis, Mo. . 105 maps 

Mitchell & Hughes, Messrs., London, Eng. 

Montana Bureau of Agriculture, Helena, Montana . 

Montgomery, Morton L., Reading, Pa. 

Morgan, i?o?i. J. T., Washington, D.C. 

Morgan, Prof. M. H., Cambridge, Mass. . 

Morse, Prof. Edward S., Salem, Mass. 

Morse Institution, Natick, Mass 

Morton, i/o?i. Levi P., Washington, D.C. 

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Murdock, Lieut. J. B., No7-fol.k, Va. .... 
Museo de La Plata, Buenos Aires, S.A. 
National Academy of Design, Neio York City . 
National Association of Fire Engineers, Wyoming. Ohii 
National Association of Wool Manufacturers 
National Civil Service Reform League, New York City 
National Committee of the United Labor Party 
National Divorce Reform League, Auburndale, Mass. 
National Prison Association of the United States, Allegheny 
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Natural History Society of New Brunswick, St. -fohii 
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Nebraska Agricultural Experiment Station, Lincoln, Neb. 

Nebraska State Historical Society, Lincoln, Neh. 

Nebraska State Library, Lincoln, Neb. 

New Bedford, Mass., Free Public Library 

New England Cotton Manufacturers' Association 

New England Historic Genealogical Society 

New England Hospital for Women and Children 

New England Moral Reform Society .... 

New England Mutual Life Insurance Company 
New England Tariff Reform League 
New England Telephone & Telegraph Company 
New England Water Works A.«sn., New Bedford, Mass. 
New Hampshire Historical Society, Concord, N.H. . 
New Haven Colony Historical Society, New Haven, Conn. 
New Haven, Conn., Free Public Library . 
New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, New Bruns- 
wick, N.J. ........ 

New Jersey Bureau of Statistics of Labor and Industries 

Trenton, N.J. 

New Jersey Historical Society, Trenton, N.J. . 

New Jersey State Library, Trenton, N.J. . . . . 

New Jersey State Microscopical Society, New Brunswick 

N.J 

New Salem Academy, New Salem, Mass. .... 
New South Wales, Engineering Assn. of, Sydney, N.S. W., 
New South Wales, Government Board for International 

Exchanges, Sydney, N.S. W. 

New Spalding Club, Aberdeen, Scotland . 

New York Academy of Sciences, New York City 

New York Baptist Union for Ministerial Education, Roches 

ter, N.Y. 

New York Board of Aldermen, New York City 
New York Chamber of Commerce, New York City . 
New York Civil Service Commission, Albany, N. Y. . 
New York Commissioners of State Reservation at Niagara 

New York City 

New York Free Circulating Library, New York City 

New York Historical Society, New York City . 

New York Library Club, New York City . 

New York State Board of Charities, Albany, N. Y. . 

New York State Bureau of Statistics of Labor, Albany 

N.Y. 

New York State Library, Albany, N.Y.. 
New York State Medical Society, Albany, N. Y. 
Newark Free Public Library, Newark, N.J. 
Newberry Library, Chicago, III. .... 

'SByie\\,Y.B.., Washington, D.C. 

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Newton Free Library, Newton, Mass. .... 

Nichols, Miss A. A. . 

Nichols, 3Irs. R. Anne 

Nicholson, Lieut.-Col. John P., Philadelphia, Pa. . 

Nickerson, Sereno D. ....... 

Norcross, Miss ......... 

Norrenberg, Dr. Constantin, Kiel, Holstein, Prussia 

North Adams Public Library, North Adams, Mass. . 

North Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station, Cal- 
houn, La 

Northampton Lunatic Hospital, Northampton, Mass. 

Northampton, Mass., Public Library Committee 

Northwestern University Library, Evanston, III. 

Norwegian North Atlantic Expedition, Christiania, Nor- 
way .......... 

Norwell, Mass., Town Clerk ...... 

Nottingham Central Free Public Lending Library, A"ot- 
tingham, Eng. ........ 

Nottingham University, College, Free Public Library and 
Natural History Museum Committee, Nottingham, Eng., 

Nova Scotian Institute of Science, Halifax, N.S. 

Nutter, F. H., Minneapolis, Minn 

Oasis Publishing Company, Arizola, Arizona . 

O'Farrell, Charles 

Ohio Agricultural Experiment Station, Wooster, Ohio 

Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Society, Colum- 
bus, Ohio 

Ohio State Bar Association, Akron, Ohio .... 

Olney, Hon. Frank F., Providence, R.I. .... 

Oneida Historical Society, Utica, N.Y.. 

O'Neil, Hon. Joseph H., Washington, D.C. 

Ontario Agricultural College, Guelph, Ont. 

Ontario, Department of Agriculture, Toronto, Canada 

Bureau of Industries 

Ontario, Farmers' Institute, Toronto, Canada . 

Ontario, Provincial Board of Health, Toronto, Canada 

Opera Glass Publishing Company 

Oregon Agricultural Experiment Station, Corvallis, Ore. . 

Osborne, Arthur Dimon, New Haven, Conn. 

Osterhout Free Library, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. 

Owens College, Manchester, England .... 

Packard, J. F 

Yage, Clinton F., New York City 

Paine, Nathaniel, Worcester, Mass. . 69 photographs 

Paine, N. Emmons, A. 31., M.D., West Newton, Mass. 

Paine, Robert Treat 

Parker, Miss Jane Marsh 

Parnell, John, London, Eng. . . .3 broadsides 

Partridge, G. F 

Peabody, Elizabeth P., estate of, periodicals, pamphlets, 
and photographs 

Peabody Education Fund, Trustees of, Washington, D.C, 

Peabody Institute, Baltimore, Md 

Peabody Institute, Salem, Mass 

Peckham, George W., Milwaukee, Wis 

Peirce, Miss Mary F., Weston, 3fass 

Penafiel, Dr. Antonio, City of Mexico .... 

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pa. . 

Pennsylvania College of Dental Surgery, Philadelphia, 
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Pennsylvania Committee on Lunacy, Philadelphia, Pa. . 

Pennsylvania Society of the Sons of the Revolution, 
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Pennypacker, Hon. Samuel W., ///>./>., J'liiladelphia, 
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Perkins Institution and Massachusetts School for the Bliml, 

Perry, Thomas Sargent ....... 

Perry, Rt. Rev. William Stevens, D.D., Davenj^ori, loira, 

Pflaum, George A., Dayton, Ohio ..... 

Phelps, Miss Fannie L. 

Philadelphia, Pa., Board of Directors of City Tru.sts 

Philadelphia City Institute, Philadelphia, Pa. . 

Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Philadelphia Free Public Library, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Philadelphia Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa 

Philippi, Dr. R. A., Santiago, Chile .... 

Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass 

Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, N.H. . 

Philosophical Society of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland 

Philosophical Society of Wdshington, Washington, D.C., 

Phonographic Inst. Company, Cincinnati, Ohio 

Physio-Medical College of Indiana, Indianapolis, Ind. 

Pickering, Prof. William H., Flagstaff, Arizona 

Pierce Steam Heating Company, Buffalo, N. Y. 

Pinchot, Gifford, New York City 

Pinksohn, M. ........ . 

Pioneer-Homestead and Guardian Cooperative Banks 

Pitman, Messrs. Isaac & Co., London, Eng. 

Players' Club, New York City 

Plymouth Free Public Library and News-rooms, Plym- 
outh, Eng 

Poole, William F., LL.D., Chicago, 111 

Pope, Franklin L 

Porter, Rev. Edward G. 

Portland, Oregon, Library Association of . 

Potwin, Rev. T. S., Hartford, Conn. .... 

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, N.Y. 

Prime, Temple, Huntington, N.Y. 

Prince, Morton, M.D. 

Prospect Union, Camhridgeport, Mass. .... 

Providence, 7?./., Board of Health 

Providence, ^.7., City Auditor 

Providence, R.I., Record Commissioners .... 

Providence Public Library, Providence, R.I. . 

Public Reservations, Trustees of, BrookUne, Mass. . 

Purdue University Agricultural Experiment Station, 
LaFayette, Ind 

Quaritch, Bernard, London, Eng 

Queens College University, Kingston, Canada . 

Quincy, T. D . • 1 map 

Radcliffe College, Cambridge, Mass. .... 

Raymond, Mrs. C. B. 

Reale Istituto Lombardo di Scienze e Lettere, Milan, 
Italy .......... 

Reardon, John 

Reclus, Elisee, Paris, France 

Redwood Library and Athenaeum, Newport, R.I. 

Reed, George B. 

Reed, Warren A., Brockton, Mass 

Reflector Publishing Company 

Remington, Joseph P., Ph.M., Philadelphia, Pa. 

Rennert, Hugo O., M.D., Philadelphia, Pa. 

Republican PubUshing Company, Denver, Col. . 

Retreat for the Insane, Hartford, Conn 

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Rhode Island, Commissioner of Industrial Statistics, 
Providence, R.I. 

Rhode Island, State Board of Charities and Corrections, 
Providence, R.I. ........ 

Rhode Island, State Board of Health, Providence, R.I. . 

Rhode Ishind Historical Society, Providence, R.I. 

Richardson, Ernest C, Ph.D., Princeton, N.J. . 

Richardson, Chief Justice W . A., Washington, P.O. 

Richmond, Borough of, Free Public Library, Surrey, Eng. 

Richter, Messrs. George H. & Co 

Ricotti, Guiseppe, Rome, Italy 

Ripley, Prof. W. S 

Rochester Academy of Science, Rochester, N.Y. 

Rochester Theological Seminary, Rochester, N. Y. 

Roffe, William 

Rogers, Edward H., Chelsea, Mass 

Rogers, Prof. Wm. A., Waterville, Me 

Rollins, Miss M. H 

Root, Joseph E., M.D., Hartford, Conn. . . . . 

Rosendorf , Emanuel 

Ross, Mrs. M. D 

Ross, Waldo O 

Rowe, Leo S., Philadelphia, Pa. . . . . . 

Rowell & Hoskinson, Messrs., Minneapolis, Minn. 

Rowland, Walter 

Roxbury Charitable Society 

Roxbury Latin School 

Royal Arcanum of Massachusetts . . . . . 

Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, Cape Town, 
South Africa . . . . . . . • . 

Royal Observatory, Greenwich, London, Eng. . 

Royal Society of Canada, Ottawa, Canada 

Royal Society of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland . 

Russell, 3/essrs. Edward T. & Co 

Russell, Gurdon W., J/.Z?., JTar^/ojY^, Co«w. . 

Rutherford, Frank 

Rutter, Robert, A"ew Yo7-k City 

Sadler, Ralph, London, Eng. ...... 

St. Joseph Free Public Library, St. Joseph, Mo. 

St. Louis Mercantile Library Association, St. Louis, Mo. . 

St. Louis Public Library, St. Louis, Mo 

St. Mary's Hospital Medical School, London, Eng. . 

St. Paul Public Library, St. Paul, Minn 

Salem Public Library, Salem, Mass. .... 

San Francisco Free Public Library, San Francisco, Cal. . 

Sanborn, Charles E 

Sanford, Herman H., iSyracKse, iV. F. . . . . 

Sanger, Prof. Charles R., St. Louis, Mo 

Sanger, George P 

Sawyer, Hon. T. T 

School of Industrial Art of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 
Pa 

Schmitt, Capt. George A. . , . newspapers, etc. 

Scranton Public Library, Scranton, Pa 

Scudder, Mrs. H. L 

Scudder, Samuel H., Cambridge, Mass 

Seaver, Mrs. Charles M 

Seaver, Mrs. Lillian 

Sell, Henry, London, Eng. 



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Shakespeare Memorial Library, Straff ord-upon- Avon, 
Jing 

Shaw, Mrs. Benjamin 

Sheffield Free i'ublic Libraries and Museum, Sheffield, 
Eng 

Simonds, IL W 

Slafter, Rev. E. F 

Small, A. D 2i programmes 

Small, Herbert 

Smith, Charles C 

Smith, P/-o/. Eugene A., P/i.Z) 

Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. 

Bureau of Ethnology 

Smyth, Thomas 

Socialist Labor Party, American Section .... 

Society of American Florists 

Society for the Reformation of Juvenile Delinquents, Har- 
lem, N.Y. ......... 

Society for the Study of Inebriety, London, Eng. 

Sociely of Arts, London, Eng 

Society of Sons of the Revolution in the State of New- 
York, New York City 

Society of the Army of the Cumberland, Washington, D.C. 

Society of St. Vincent de Paul 

Society to Encourage Studies at Home .... 

Soldiers' Home in Massachusetts, Chelsea, Mass. 

Somerville Public Library, Somerville, Mass. . 

Sotheran, Messrs. Henry & Co., London, Eng. . 

South Australia, Department of Woods and Forests, 
Adelaide, S.A. 

South End Industrial School 

Southbridge, Mass , Town Clerk 

Spain, Miiiisterio de Marina, Madrid, Spain 

Spanhoofd, Messrs. A. W. & E. 

Sprange, Walter, Beach Bluff, Mass. .... 

S. S. White Dental Manufacturing Company 

Stadt-Bibliothek, Frankfiirt-am-Main, Germany 

Stadtisches Realgymnasium, Leipzig, Germany 

Start, Rev. William A 

Stearns, Ezra S., Concord, N.IL 

Stechert, Gustav E., Neiv York City 

Stephenson, F. B., M.D. ....... 

Stetson, Amos W 

Stevens Institute of Technology, Ilohoken, N.J. 

Stevens, Benjamin F. 

Stevens, Hon. Everett J., Maiden, Mass 

Stevens, Munroe 

Stirling's and Glasgow Free Public Library, Glasgow, 
Scotland .......... 

Stockton, J. W 

Storrs Agricultural Experiment Station, Middletown,Conn., 

Strout, J. C, Washington, D.C. 

Sturgis, Julian 

Sunderland, J. T 

Sunset Club, Chicago, III. 

Supple, Bernard T 

Sutton, A. W., Manchester, Eng. 

Sveriges offentliga Bibliotek, Stockholm, Sweden 

Swansea, County Borough of. Public Library and Gallery 
of Art, Swansea, Wales 

Swift, Lindsay 10 charts 

Switzerland, Bureau Federal Officiel de Statistique, Bern, 
Switzerland 



23 



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51 



Switzerland, Stadt Bibliothek, Zurich, Switzerland . 
Sydney, New South Wales, Department of Mines and 

Agriculture 

Sydney Free Public Library, Sydney, N.S. W. . 

Tanaka, J., Tokyo, Japan 

Tanoviceanu, Dr. Constantin N., Craiova, Roumania 

Tapper, Thomas, Jr 

Tatman, Charles Taylor, Worcester, Mass. 
Taunton Public Library, Taunton, Mass. . 

Taylor, CE,., Baleigh, JV.C. 

Taylor, Henry O., New York City .... 
Teachers' College, Neiv York City .... 
Teachers' Guide Publishing Company, Toledo, Ohio 
Tebb, William, F.R.G.S., London, Eng. . 
Technical Society of the Pacific Coast, San Francisco 



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3 



Cat. 



Temporary Asylum for Discharged Female Prisoners 

Dedham, Mass 

Tennessee Agricultural Experiment Station, Knoxville 

Tenn 

Tennessee University Magazine, Knoxville, Tenn. 
Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, College Station 

Texas . . 

Textorius, Ernest . . . . . . 

Thayer, Prof. James Bradley, Camhridge, Mass. 
Thirteenth Massachusetts Regiment Association 

Thomas, Frank, Chicago, III 

Thomas Crane Public Library, Quincy, Mass. . 

Thompson, Rev. A. C 

Thornton, William. M.D 

Thwaites, 11. G., Madison, Wis. .... 

Thwing, Miss A. H 

Tillinghast, C. B 

Todd, William C, yl/A-inso«, A^.//. .... 

Tokyo Library, Tokyo, Japan 

Topeka Free Public Library, Topeka, Kansas . 
Toronto Public Library, Toronto, Ontario . . ' 

Travelers' Insurance Company, Hartjord, Conn. 

Trelease, William, St. Louis, Mo 

Triangle Publishing Company, Springfield, Mass. 

Truongvinhky, P. J. B., Cochin, China 

Tucker, Capt. Charlton, Leamington, Eng. . 2 photos 

Tucker, Willis G., M.D., Ph.D., Albany, N. Y. 

Tufts College, Somerville , Mass. 

Tufts Library, Weymouth, Mass. 

Tulane Universily, N'eiv Orleans, La. 

Tuttle, Rev. Joseph F., Crawford.iville, Ind. 

Tyler, Pmf. Moses Coit, A.M., Ithaca, N. Y. 

Tyler, William R., A.B., Quincy, Mass. . 

Union Committee on Transportation, Manufacturing, and 

Commercial Interests, Philadelphia, Pa. 
Union Pacific Passenger Department, Omaha, Neb 
United States Civil Service Commission, Washington, D.C. 

Commissioner of Fish and Fisheries 

Department of Agriculture . 

Bureau of Animal Industry 

Division of Botany .... 

Division of Chemistry 

Division of Entomology 

Division of Forestry .... 

Division of Microscopy 

Division of Mycology 

Division of Ornithology and Mammalogy 



31 map 



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52 



City Document No. 21. 



United States Department of Agriculture, Division of Records 

Division of Statistics . 

Division of Vegetable Pathology 

Library 

Office of Experiment Stations 

Office of Koad Inquiry 

Weallier Bureau . . .666 



Department of Interior . 

Bureau of Education 

Census Office 
Geological Survey 
Patent Office 



82 



charts 



Steam 



12 



43 



harts 



maps 



Department of Labor .... 

Department of the Navy 

Hydrographic Office . . .5 

Nautical Almanac Office 

Department of State .... 

Bureau of American Kepublics . 

Bureau of Statistics 

Library ..... 

Bureau of Rolls and Library 

Department of Treasury 

Board of Supervising Inspectors- of 

Vessels 

Bureau of Navigation 

Bureau of Statistics . 

Bureau of the Mint . 

Coast and Geodetic Survey 

Life Saving Service . 

Light House Board 

Department of War .... 

Chief of Engineers 

Headquarters Military Academy 

Mississippi River Commission . 93 

Ordnance Office .... 

Quartermaster-General's Office 

Surgeon-General's Office . 

War Records Office . 

United States Infantry and Cavalry School, Fort Leaven 

worth, Kansas ...... 

United States Military Academy, West Point, N. Y. 
United States National Museum, Washington, D.C. 
United States Naval Institute, Annapolis, Md. 
United States Naval Observatory, Washington, D.C. 
United States Standard Steamship Owners', Builders 

Underwriters' Association, New York City 
United States Signal Corps Association 
United States of Venezuela, Ministry of Foreign Affairs 

Caracas, Venezuela ..... 
Universalist General Convention, Manchester, N.H. 
Universalist Publishing House .... 
Universalist Sabbath School Union . 
Universite Laval, Quebec, Canada 
Universite de Leide, Leide, Pays-Bas 
Universite de I'Etat, Bibliotheque, Gand, Pays-Bas 
Universitat Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany . 
University of California, Berkeley, Cal. . 

Agricultural Experiment Station 

University of Chicago, Chicago, III. . 
University of Cineinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio 
University of Colorado, Boulder, Col. 
University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia 
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich. 



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1 


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18 


4 




8 


4 




9 


13 




5 


44 


18 


165 




21 


4 


9 


88 


33 




30 


11 


8 




21 


33 


1 




22 




12 


6 


2 




2 


3 


1 




13 


8 


23 


2 


1 




15 


7 


1 




11 


8 


1 




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6 


12 




6 


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53 



Utah 



Burlington 



Vt. 



University of Missouri, Columbia, Mo. 

University of Nashville, Peabody Normal College, I^'ash 
ville, Tenn 

University of New York, Albany, N. Y. 

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa. 

University of Rochester, Rochester, N. Y. 

University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont. . 

University of Vermont, Burlington, Vt. 

University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis. 

Updike, b. B 

Uruguay, Consul at Boston 

Utah Agricultural Experiment Station, Logan, 

Utica Hospital, Udca, N.Y. 

Vanderbilt, George W., New York City 

Van Home, Robert M., Cincinnati, Ohio . 

Vander Veer, Albert, Albany, iV. Y. 

Vermont Agricultural Experiment Station 

Vt 

Vermont, Secretary of Diocese, of Burlington, 

Vermont State Medical Society, Burlington. Vt 

Victoria Public Library, Museum and National Gallery 

Melbourne, N.S.W. 
Victoria St. Society for the Protection of Animals from 

Vivisection, London, Eng. 
Victoria University, Toronto, Canada 
Victory, John F., New York City 
Vinton, Charles Howard, Philadelphia, Pa. 
Voorhees, Hon. D. W., Washingtoti, D.C . 
Wadsworth, M. E., Houghton, Michigan . 
Walker, IJon. J. H., Worcester, Mass. 
Waltham, Mass., Free Public Library 
Waltham, Mass., Town Clerk . 
Walton, George L., J/.Z>. 
Walton, J. P., Muscatine, Iowa 
Ware, Arthur L., Milton, Mass. 
Ware, Messrs. William & Co. . 
Warner, Gen. A. J., Washington, B.C. 
Warren, J. ...... 

Warren, Hev. Wm. F., D.D. 

Wartenegg, Prof. Wilhelm von, Vienna, Austria 
Washburn, Hon. John D., Worcester, Mass. 
Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Va 
Washington Centennial Medal Committee, New York City 

2 bronze medals 
Washington State Historical Society, Tacoma, Wash, 

Watchman, The 

Waterhouse, Prof. S., St. Louis, Mo. 
Watertown, Mass., Free Public Library . 
Watson, N. ...... 

Wayland, Mass., Town Clerk 

Webber, Samuel G., M.D. 

Webster, Prentiss, Lowell, Mass. 

Wells, David A., Norwich, Conn. 

Wellesley College, Wellesley, Mass. . 

Wenhara, Mass., Town Clerk . 

W^esleyan University. Middletown, Conn. . 

West. Edward W., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

West Brookfield, Mass.. Town Clerk 

West Church Parish Library, Thomas Gaffleld 

West Church Society .... 

West Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station 

town, W. Va 

Westermann, Messrs. B. & Co., New York City 



Secy. 
Morgan 



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4 

1 
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4 
I 
124 
1 
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2 
2 
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1 
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54 



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Western Pennsylvania Classical and Scientific Institute, 
Mt. Pleasant, Pa. . 

Wfstingliouse Air Brake Company, Wilmerding , Pa. 

\\\\i.'<.A^v,Y.\\., Schenectady, N.Y. 

Wheeler, Wm. Ogilen, and K. 1). Ilalsey, Morris Co., N.J., 

WlieiMon, W. W., Estate of, Cowcord, J/as5. . 

Wiiite, Jean 

\\\\\\i}\\\\\. Rev. io\\n, North Attlehoro\ Mass. . 

Wliitney, James Lyman 

Will, Thomas E., A.M., Manhattan, Kan. 

William and Mary, College of, Williamsburg, Va. . 

Williams College, Williamstoivn. Mass 

Williston Seminary, Easihampton, M"ss. . , . , 

Winchester Home Corporation for Aged Women 

Win.lsor, T., Manchester, Eng. 

Wingate, Charles E. L 

Winsor, Justin, Cambridge, Mass. ..... 

Winihrof), //on. Robert C. 

Wisconsin Agricultural Experiment Station, Madison, Wis., 

Wisconsin Natural History Society, Milwaukee, Wis. 

Wisconsin State Historical Society, Madison, Wis. . 

Woburn Pul)lic Library, Woburn, Ma.is. .... 

Women's Baptist Foreign Missionary Society, Newton 
Centre, Mass 

Womm's Christian Temperance Union . . . . 

Women's Education Association 

Women's Educational and Industrial Union 

Women's Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadel- 
phia, Pa. 

Women's Medical College of the New York Infirmary, 
New York City 

Women's Uelief Corps, Department of Massachusetts 

Wood, George W 

Wood, Mrs. L. J 

Wood, Eev. W. C 

Woodherry, Prof. George E., New York City . 

Wooilside Bros., Messrs 

Woolley, Miss Mary E., Pawtucket, R.I. . 

Worcester, Mass., City Clerk 

Worcester Conference, Worcester, Mass. .... 

Worcester Free Public Library, Worcester, Mass. 

Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, Mass. 

World's Fair Commission of Missouri, New Madrid, Mo. 

yVrhji\\X,S.¥.., Montpelier, Vt. . . _ . . . _. 

Wyoming Agricultural Experiment Station, Laramie, Wy. 

Yale University, New Haven, Conn 

Observatory 

Library 

Ybarra, A. M. F. de, M.D., New York City 

Young, H. M 

Young Men's Catholic Association of Boston College 
Young Men's Christian Association, Albany, N.Y. . 

Y(mng Men's Christian Association 

Young Men's Christian Association, New York City . 
Young Men's Christian Assns. State Executive Committee. 

Young Men's Christinn Union 

Young Men's Mercantile Library Assn., Cincinnati, Ohio. 
Z,elbr, Br. K., Brnnn, Austria 



APPENDIX VI. 

CIRCULATION. 



1,928,192 
2,100,604 



384,342 
459,771 





LowiB Hill,. 






3-I.OOM. 




East Boston. 






Sooth Boston. 




i 


i 




1 


1 


i 


i 


i 






1 


1 


i 


S 




1 


1 


1 


a 


■3 
1 


1 


1^ 


1 


& 


1 


& 


1 


1 


n 


1 


1 


J 


1 


1^ 


162,431 


28,960 


191,391 


630 


1,494 


347,936 


1,144 


53,399 


47,591 


100,990 


332 


639 


82,313 


58,985 


141,298 


466 


802 


226,434 


74,164 


300,598 


992 


2,207 


404,643 


1,335 


53,476 


38,498 


91.974 


303 


638 


82,249 


68,059 


140,308 


463 


764 


200,233 


78,250 


278,488 


913 


2,039 


446,910 


1,465 


60,300 


40,018 


100,318 


329 


624 


95,413 


68,.517 


163,930 


537 


986 







ROXBDHT. 








Ch* 


LK8TOW 








BHIOHTON 








Dorchester. 






SoDTH End 






TBiR. 


i 

i 


3 


1 


i 
i 

1 


1 

1^ 


i 

i 


i 


1 


1 


1 


1 
1 


i 
1 


, 


1 


i 


i" 
1 


i 

5 


1 


1 


i 


i 
1 


i 


i 


i 
1 


1 


1893 .... 
189.1 .... 

1894 .... 


85,565 
81,574 
90.946 


34,871 
37,973 
52,623 


120,436 
119,547 
143,569 


396 
470 


985 
866 


62,713 
53,659 
69,295 


26,722 
24,216 
24,850 


79.436 
77.874 


261 
276 


642 
448 
684 


18,666 
17,743 
20,741 


4,752 
4,104 
4,514 


23,407 
21,847 
25,255 


77 
72 


218 
220 


62,928 
69,144 
63,449 


18,918 
15,086 
17.486 


81,846 
74,230 
80,035 


245 
266 


521 
686 


80,028 
79,615 
86,662 


86,277 
54,337 
42,561 


166.305 
133,962 
129,223 


647 
442 


766 
640 





JASIAICA Plain. 


North End. 


LowBB Mills. 


MorMT BOWDOIN. 


Mattapan. 


North Brighton. 


West Roxbdby. 


Yeah. 


i 

44,031 
45,.'i90 
51,852 


i 
5 


1 


1 

i 
1 


! 

1^ 


1 


1 


1^ 


1 


1 
1 


i 
1 


i 

t 


i 

1 


1 


i 


i 

i 

1 


i 
1 


1 

1 




18.381 
15,612 
16,973 


62,412 
61,202 
68,826 


202 
226 


463 
400 
546 


67,287 
58,070 
63,086 


188 
192 
174 


421 
421 
259 


24,031 
24,676 
24,658 


79 
81 
81 


9,683 
8,670 


26 
32 

28 


1,309 
3,883 
7,518 


4 

13 
25 


14,510 
16,499 


61 






1893 ... 
1894. . . . 


6,953 
10,110 


23 
33 



In 1892, of 1,715,860, one i) 



I 1893, of 1,928,192, one In 31,099 i 



Library Department. 



55 



APPENDIX VII. 

KEGISTRATION. 



The first registration, 1854-58, 
had 17,066 names ; the second, 
1859-67. had 52,829 names; the 
third, 1S68 to April 30, 1886, 
had 227,581 names. 


(X) 


i 

<x> 


i 

H 


2 




i 

H 






7,752 
877 

1,395 

1,260 
860 
270 
815 

1,040 
705 


7,133 

1,065 

2,156 

1,769 

762 

277 

1,005 

1,740 

892 


6,370 

896 

1,435 

1,371 

735 

827 
1,470 

785 


5,542 
682 

1,277 
993 
665 
179 
659 
892 
613 


. 5,807 
694 
1,337 
1,096 
596 
209 
552 
821 
595 


5,408 
674 
1,115 
1,030 
646 
148 
561 
702 
745 


9,929 
1,725 
2,683 
2,786 
1,721 
538 














1,895 
2 159 






2,007 






14,974 


16,799 


14,175 


11,502 


11,707 


11,029 


25,443 





5G 



City Document No. 21. 



APPENDIX VIII. 

FINANCIAL STATEMENT. 



General Librabt Accounts. 



Expended, 1894. 



Binding materials 

books .... 
Books, City appropriation. 

Income from Trust funds 



$14,354 23 
12,733 98 



Periodicals 

Expense (miscellaneous: water-rates, cleaning, ice, etc.) 

Fuel 

Furniture and fixtures 

Gas . . . 

Printing and cataloguing 

Stationery .......... 

Salaries .......... 

Transportation, postage, etc 

Rents 

Repairs 

Electric lighting 



Total 

Moving to new building, on account. 



$1,988 65 
1,663 96 



27,088 21 
4,870 02 
5,325 86 
3,446 45 
456 59 
2,464 60 

11,938 38 
1,070 68 

94,139 34 

3,680 74 

6,385 33 

985 41 

2,785 64 



#168,189 76 
5,758 88 

$173,918 64 



Note. —The cost of mainfaining the branches, $42,030.75, makes part of the general items 
of the several appropriations. 
Receipts from tines and sales of catalogues, $3,719.21. 



BRANCH LIBRARY, WEST END. 

f City appropriation $4,944 00 

,Qq, J Expenditures 519 25 

[ Balance $4,424 75 



APPENDIX IX. 

LIBRARY TRUST FUNDS. —INVESTED IN CITY OF BOSTON BONDS. 



GlfKR. 


Amount. 


When delivered. 


No. of Bond. 


When due. 


Income. 


Provisions. 




$50,000 00 
I 20,000 00 
( 10,000 00 








April, 
Jan'y 
April, 




$2,000 


To buy " books of permanent value." 
j. 'TO the n^aiutenance Of afrce public library." 
("Purchase of books." 


2 Jonalhan rijillips 


April, 
April, 


861 
853 


352 
8,105 


1906 
1913 


3 AiDott Lawrence 


10,000 00 


May, 


860 


281 


July, 


1905 


600 


Books having a permanent value. 


4 Charlotte Harris 


10,000 00 


August, 


877 


2,579 


Oct.. 


1897 


600 


Books for Chariestown branch, published before 1850. 


5 Henry L.Kerce 


6,000 00 


December, 


873 


7,992 


Jan'y. 


1924 


200 


" Books of permanent value for the Bates Hall." 


8 Mary P. Townsend 


4,000 00 


April, 


879 


2,960 


April. 


1899 


200 


Books Bve years old in some one edition. 


7 George Ticinor 


4,000 00 


April, 


879 


2,068 


Oct.. 


1920 


160 


Books in Spanish and Portuguese five years old in some one edition. 


8 John P. Bigelow 


1,000 00 


August, 


860 


8,106 


April. 


1913 


40 


Purchase of books. 


9 Franklin Club 

10 Sami.el A. Green 


1,000 00 

r 1,500 00 

1 500 00 


November, 
April, 


863 

878 
884 


1,224 

! 'Z 

1,243 


Jan-y 
Oct.. 
April, 
April. 


Ei 

1914 


40 

75 


Books of permanent value, preferably " books on government and 
Iflooks relating to American history. 


11 South Boetou 


100 00 


September, 


879 


5.696 


July. 


1919 


4 


For benefit of South Boston branch. 


12 Arthur SchoWeld 


50,000 00 


December, 


883 


1,223 


Oct.. 


1913 


2,000 


To be used for books of permanent value. 


13 Joseph Scholfleld 


11,800 00 


July, 


890 


6,300 


July. 


1920 


472 




14 Thomas B. Harris 


1.000 00 


April, 


884 


1,244 


April. 


1914 


40 


For benefit of Chariestown branch. 


16 Daniel Treadwell 


• 2,000 00 

1,700 00 

. 1,400 00 

1,000 00 


1 October. 

November. 
July, 


892 


( 1,382 
1 2,210 


April. 1916 
Oct.. 1917 
Nov. 15,1919 
Oct.. 1921 


1 

!■ 251 
1 


To be expended by the Trustees In such manner as they may deem for 
the best interest of the Library. 




[ ,3bO 00 


J 


894 


[ 2,452 


Oct.. 


1923 


j 




16 Edward Lawrence 

17 J. Ingersoll Bowditch .... 


500 00 
10,000 00 


May, 
January. 


886 
880 


1.816 


April, 
Jan'y. 


1916 


20 


" To hold and apply the income and so much of the principal as Ihey [the 
Trustees! ranychoose to the purchase of special booksof reference to be 
kept and used only at the Chariestown Branch of said Public Library." 

For " the purchase of books of permanent value and authorityin mathe- 
matics and astronomy," to be added to the Bowditch collection. 




«196,850 00 












$8,672 


' 



(1) .Toshua Batce.born 

12) Thermmof»liJ.000 

(3 Mr. LnurenJe died 

4) The bcnuc.t of Chi 

(5 The doMlion of » 

v6) This fiind was roce 



a gi« in Mr. Philli]j.' lifcti 

t€ Harris to the Charlestow 
r Pierce, previous to his ret 
from WUIiani Miiiot and ^ 



r «2O.O0O was bequealhcd b 



3 addition to this fund, he gave j 



r books to the Library. 



He died SSth-of July,' 18«oTSSed°f 
TVlimmrv powir In making the gift «as given by'the will. 

STOCKS AND CASH OTHER THAN CITY BONDS HELD BY TREADWELL FUND. PUBLIC LIBRARY. 



Mr.te'lo* 



B. .% A. R.R. Co. . 
B. 8t Prov. U.R. Co. 
Pitohburg R.It. Co. 



Par Value 
sSlre. 



Value per Share Total i 

from Trustee. 



$2,686 00 
1.077 00 
1,062 00 



1 Vt. ScMass. R.R.Co 


100 00 


133 00 


133 00 


18 Cambridge Lyceum 


20 00 


30 00 


540 00 


Cash 






88 00 




100 00 . 






Cash in City Treasury .... 


















April 5. 1887. The certiflcates of 9 shares of F. R.R. eschs-iiiged for 
ceitificjite of 12 ebarea iireferred stock iii same corporatiou, par valu 
$100. Total, $1,200. 



•InchideB income c 



Library Department. 57 



LIBRARY TRUST FUNDS. 

BiGELOw Fund. — This is a donation made by the late John P. Bigelow, 
in August, 1850, when Mayor of the city. 

The income from this fund is to be appropriated to the purchase of books 
for the increase of the Library. 

Invested in one City of Boston Four per cent. Bond, for . . $1,000 00 

Payable to the Chairman of the Committee on the Public Library for the 
time being. 

Bates Fund. — This is a donation made by the late Joshua Bates, of 
London, in March, 18.i3. 

Invested in one City of Boston Four per cent. Bond, for . . $50,000 00 

" The income only of this fund is to be, each and every year, expended in 
the purchase of such books of permanent value and authority as may be 
found most needful and most useful." Payable to the Mayor of the City for 
the time being. 

BowDiTCH Fund. — This is the bequest of J. Ingbrsoll Bowditch. 

Invested in one City of Boston Three and one-half per cent. 

Bond .$10,000 00 



The whole income in each and every year to be expended in the purchase 
of books of permanent value and authority in mathematics and astronomy. 

Phillips Fond. — This is a donation made by the late Jonathan Phillips, 
of Boston, April, 1853. 

Invested in one City of Boston Four per cent, bond, for . . $10.000 00 

The interest on this fund is to be used exclusively for the purchase of books 
for said Library. 

Also a bequest by the same gentleman, in his will, dated 20th September, 
1849. 

Invested in one City of Boston Six per cent. Bond, for . . .$20.000 00 

The interest on which is to be annually devoted to the maintenance of a 
Free Public Library. 

Both of these items are payable to the Mayor of the City for the time 
being. 

Abbott Lawrence Fund. — This is the bequest of the late Abbott 
Lawrence, of Boston. 

Invested in one City of Boston Six per cent. Bond, for . . $10.000 00 

The interest on this fund is to be exclusively appropriated for the purchase 
of books for the said Library having a permanent value. 

Edward Lawrence Fund. — This is the bequest of the late Edward 
Lawrence, of Charlestown. The following clause from his will explains its 
purpose : 



58 CiTv Document No. 21. 

" To hold and apply tlie income, and so much of the principal as they may 
cliooso, to tlu' {)urcliase of special books of reference, to be kept and use<l 
only at the Ciiarlestown branch of said Public Library." 

Invested in one City of Boston Four per cent. Bond, due April 

1, 19IG _^'''^^L^ 

PiKRCE Fund. — Tliis is a donation made by Henry L. Pieuce, Mayor of 
the City, November 29, 1873, and accepted by the City Council, December 
27, 1873. 

Invested in one City of Boston Four per cent. Bond, for . . .$5,000 00 

TowNSEND Fund. — This is a donation from William Minnt and William 
Minot, Jr., executors of the will of Mary P. Townsend, of Boston, at whose 
disposal she left a certain portion of her estate in trust, for such charitable 
and public institutions as they may think meritorious. Said executors ac- 
cordinirly selected the Public Library of the City of Boston as one of such 
institutions, and attached the following conditions to the legacy: "The 
income only shall, in each and every year, be expended in the purchase of 
books for the use of the Library; each of which books shall have been pub- 
lished in some one edition at least five years at the time it may be so 
purchased." 

Invested in one City of Boston Five per cent. Bond, for . . .$4,000 00 

TiCKNOR Bequest. — By the will of the late George Ticknor, of Boston, 
he gave to the City of Boston, on the death of his wife, ail his books and 
manuscripts in the Spanish and Portuguese languages, about four thousand 
volumes, and also the sum of four thousand dollars. After tlie receipt of 
said sum, the city is required to spend not less than one thousand dollars in 
every five years during the twenty-five years next succeeding (i e., the 
income of four thousand dollars, at the rate of five per cent, per annum), in 
the purchase of books in the Spanish and Portuguese languajces and litera- 
ture. At the end of twenty-five years the income of the said sum is to be 
expended annually in the purchase of books of permanent value, either in 
the Spanish or Portuguese language, or in such other languages as may be 
deemed expedient by those having charge of the Lil>rary. Tliese books be- 
queathed or purchased are always to be freely accessilile for reference or 
study, but are not to be loanetl for use o\itside of the Library building. If 
these bequests are not accepted by the city, and the trust and conditions 
faithfully executed, the books, manuscripts, and money are to be given to the 
President and Fellows of Harvard College. 

In order that the city might receive tiie immediate benefit of this contribu- 
tion, Anna Ticknor, widow of the donor, relinquished her right to retain dur- 
ing her life the books and manuscripts, and placed them under the control of 
the city, the City Council having previously accepted the bequests in accord- 
ance with the terms and conditions of said will, and the Trustees of the Public 
Library received said bequests on behalf of the city, and made suitable ar- 
rangements for the care and custody of the books and manuscripts. 

Invested in one City of Boston Four per cent. Bond, for . . $4.000 00 

Franklin Club Fund. —This is a donation made in .June, 1SG3, by a 
literary association of young men in Boston, who, at the dissolution of the 
association, authorized its trustees, Tliomas Minns, John J. French, and J. 
Franklin Reed, to dispose of the funds on hand in such a manner as to them 
should seem judicious. They elected to bestow it on the Puiilic Library, 
attachinsi to it the following conditions : " In trust that the income, but the 
income only, shall, year by year, be expended in tiie ])urcliase of books of 
permanent value for the use of the free Public Library of the city, and, as far 
as practicable, of such a character as to be of special interest to young men." 



Library Department. 59 

The Trustees expressed a preference for books relative to Government and 
Political Economy. 

Invested in one City of Boston Four per cent. Bond, for . . $1.00 00 

Treadwell Fdnd. — By the will of the late Daniel Treadwell, of 
Cambridge, late Kuinford Professor in Harvard College, who died February 
27, 1872, he left the residue of his estate, after payment of debts, legacies, 
etc., in trust to his executors, to hold during the life of his wife for her 
benefit, and after her decease to divide the residue then remaining in the 
hands of the trustees, as therein provided, and convey one-fifth part thereof 
to the Trustees of the Public Library of the City of Boston. 

The City Council accepted said bequest and authorized the Trustees of 
the Public Library to receive the same, and to invest it in the City of Boston 
Bonds, the income of which is to be expended by said Trustees in such man- 
ner as they may deem for the best interests of the Library. 

Invested in the City of Boston Four per cent. Bonds . . . $5,OoO 00 

" " " Three and one-half per cent. Bonds, 1,400 00 

16 shares B. & A. Tl.U. Co. stock, par value SI 00 each, 1,G00 00 

6 shares B. & P. K.R. Co. stock, par value $100 each, fiOO 00 

12 shares FitchburgR.R. Co. stock, par value $100 each, 1,200 00 

1 share Vt. & Mass. R.R. Co. stock, par value .$100 each, 100 00 

" 18 shares Cambridge Lyceum Stock, par value $20 each, SUO 00 

$10,310 00 



Charlotte Harris Fund. — Bequest of Charlotte Harris, late of Bos- 
ton, the object of which is stated in the following extract from her will : 

" I give to the Ciiarlcstown Public Library $10,000, to be invested on in- 
terest, which interest is to be applied to the purchase of books published 
before 1850. I also give to said Public Library my own private library, and 
tiie portrait of*my grandfather, Richard Devens." Bequest accepted by City 
Council, July 31, 1877. 

Invested in one City of Boston Six per cent. Bond, for . . $10,000 00 

Thomas B. Harris Fund. — Bequest of Thomas B. Harris, late of 
Charlestown, for the benefit of the Charlestown Public Library. 

Invested in one City of Boston Four per cent. Bond, for . . $1.000 00 

ScHOLFiELD FuND. — Bequest of the late Arthur Scholfield, who died in 
Xew York, January 17, 1883. The interest to be paid to certain heirs during 
their lives, and then to be used for the purchase of honks of permanent value. 
The last heir, Joseph Scholfield, died November 18, 18.S9, and by his will be- 
queathed to the City of Boston the sum of $11,800, Avhich represents the 
income of said fund, received by him up to the time of his death, to be added 
to the fund given by his brother. Invested in 

One City of Boston Four per cent. Bond, for . . . . $50,000 00 
" . . . . 11,800 00 



11,800 00 



Green Fund. — Donations of Dr. Samuel A. Green of $2,0J0, the in- 
come of which is to be expended for the purchase of books relating to 
American history. Invested in 

Two City of Boston Five per cent. Bonds, for . . . . $1,500 00 

One City of Boston Four per cent. Bond, for . . . . 500 00 

$2,000 00 



60 City Document No. 2L 

SoDTii Boston Branch Library Trust Fund. — Donation of a citizen 
of South Boston, tlie incoiuo of which is to be expended for the benefit of the 
South Boston Brancli Library. 

Invested in one City of Boston four per cent. Bond, for . . $100 00 

Recapitulation of Public Library Trust Funds. 

Scholfiohl bequests $01,800 00 

Bates donation 50,000 00 

Phillips bequest 20,000 00 

Bowditch bequest 10,000 00 

Phillips donation 10,000 00 

Charlotte Harris bequest 10,000 00 

Abbott Lawrence bequest 10,000 00 

Treadwell bequest 10,313 09 

Pierce donation 5,000 00 

Townsend bequest 4,000 00 

Ticknor bequest 4,000 00 

Green donations 2,000 00 

Bigelow donation 1,000 00 

Thomas B. Harris bequest 1,000 00 

Franklin Club donation 1,000 00 

Edward Lawrence bequest ....... 500 00 

South Boston Branch Library Trust Fund .... 100 00 

Invested funds $200,713 09 



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61 



APPENDIX X. 



LIBRARY SERVICE. 



8 


South Boston branch . 


fi 


15 


Roxbury branch 


6 


9 


Charlestown branch . 


6 


10 


Brighton branch 


•A 




Dorchester branch 


r. 


27 


South End branch 


r, 




Jamaica Plain branch 


4 


21 


North End branch 


3 


3 


Deliveries .... 


13 


14 







5 


Total .... 


163 



Executive department 

Catalogue department 

Ordering department . 

Siielf department 

Bates Hall circulation depart- 
ment 

Lower Hall circulation depart- 
ment 

Janitor's department . 

Bindery 

East Boston branch . 

At some of the branch libraries occasional extra assistance is employed 
when necessary. 

AGENTS. 

Messrs. W. B. Clarke & Co. and Messrs. T. Castor & Co., Boston. 

Mr. Edward G. Allen (for English patents), London. 

Messrs. Kegan Paul, Trench, Triibner & Co., Limited, London. 

Deurlich'sche Buchhandlung, Goltingen. 

Mr. Karl W. Hiersemann, Leipzig. 

Mr. Gustav E. Stechert, New York City. 

LOCATION OF THE BRANCH LIBRARIES AND DELIVERY 
STATIONS. 

Allston delivery station, 14 Franklin street, Allston. 

Ashmont delivery station, 25 Argyle street. 

Bird-street delivery station, 6 Wayhtnd street, Dorchester. 

Blue Hill avenue delivery station, 154 Blue Hill avenue, Roxbury. 

Brighton branch, Holton Library building, Rockland street. 

Charlestown branch, Old City Hall, City square, Charlestown. 

Crescent-avenue delivery station, 940 Dorchester avenue, Dorchester. 

Dorchester branch, Arcadia, cor. Adams street. 

Dorcliester Station delivery, 1 Milton avenue. 

East Boston branch, old Lyman School Building, Meridian street. 

Jamaica Plain branch, Curtis Hall, Centre street. 

Lower Mills delivery station, Washington street, near River street. 

Mattapan delivery station. River, cor. Oakland street. 

Mount Bowdoin delivery station, Washington, cor. Eldon street. 

Neponset delivery station, 49 Walnut street. 

North Brighton reading-room and delivery station, 535 Western avenue, 

Brighton. 
North End brancli, 16il Hanover street. 
Roslindale delivery station, 19 Poplar street. 
Roxbury branch, 46 Millmont street. 
South Boston branch, 372 West Broadway, cor. E street. 
South End branch, English High School Building, Montgomery street. 
West Roxbury delivery station. Centre, near Mt. Vernon street. 



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City Document No. 21, 



APPENDIX XI. 



EXAMINING COMMITTEES FOR FORTY-THREE YEARS. 

The following gentlemen have served on the Examining Com- 
mittees for the years given. The names in italics are those of 
trustees who have acted as chairmen of the various committees. 
The thirty-fourth year was from May 1 to December 31, 1885, a 
period of eight months, for which no Examining Committee was 
appointed : 

Abbott, Ifon. J. G., 1870. 
Abbott, S. A. B., 1880, 1894. 
Adams, Brooks, 1891. 
Adams, Nehemiah, D.D., 1860. 
Adams, Wm. T., 1875. 
Alger, Rev. Wm. R., 1870. 
Araory, Miss Anna S., 1890, 1891. 
Andrew, Jlon. Joiin F., ]fi88. 
Andrews, Augustus, 189:i, 1893. 
Appleton, //on. Natlian, 1854. 
Apthorp, Wm. F., 1883. 
Arnold, Howard P., 1«81. 
Aspinwall, Col. Tliomas, 1860. 
Attwood, G., 1877. 
Bailey, Edwin C, 1861. 
Bali, Josluia D., 1861. 
Bancroft, Robert H., 1894. 
Bangs, Edward, 1887. 
Barnard, James M., 1866. 
Bartlett, Sidney, 1869. 
Beebe, James M., 1858. 
Beecher, Mev. Edward, 1854. 
Bent, Samuel Artiiur, 1890, 1891. 
Bigelow, Jacob, M.D., 1857. 
Bigelow, /Ion. John P., 1856. 
Blagden, George W., D.D., 1856. 
Blalte, John G., M.D., 1883, 1891. 
Blake, Mrs. Mary E., 1894. 
Bodfish, Rev. Josliua P., 1879, 1891 
Bowditch, Henry I., M D., 1855. 
Bowditch, Henry I., M.D., 1865. 
Bowditcli, Henry P., M.D., 1881. 
Bowditcli, J. Ingersoll, 1855. 
Bowman, Alfonzo, 1867. 
Bradford, Ciiarles F., 1868. 
Brewer, Tbomas M., 1865. 
Brimmer, lion. Martin, 1890, 1891. 
Brooks, Rev. Pliillips, 1871. 
Brown, Allen A., 1894. 
Browne, Alex. Porter, 1891. 
Browne, Causten, 1876. 
Buckingham, C. E., M.D., 1872. 
Burrouglis, Rev. Henry, jr., 1869. 
Carr, Samuel, 1894. 
Carruth, Herbert S., 1892. 
Chadwick, James R., M.D., 1877. 



Chamberlain, Hon. Mellen, 1894. 
Chanej, Rev. George L., 1868. 
Chase, George B., 1876. 
Chase, George B., 1877, 1885. 
Cheever, David W., M.D., 1894. 
Cheney, Mrs. Ednah I)., 1881. 
Clapp, William W , jr., 1864. 
Clarke, James Freeman, D.D., 1877. 
Clarke, James Freeman, D. D., 1882. 
Clement, Edward II., 1894. 
Coale, George 0. G., 1892, 1893. 
Collar, Wm. C, 1874. 
Cudworth, Warren II., D.D., 1878. 
Curtis, Charles P., 1862. 
Curtis, Daniel S., 1872. 
Curtis, Thomas B., M.D., 1874. 
Gushing, Thomas, 1885. 
Dalton, Charles H., 1884. 
Dana, Samuel T., 1857. 
Dean, Benjamin, 1873. 
Denny, Henry G., 1876, 
Dexter, Rev. Henry M., 1866. 
Dillingham, Rev. Pitt, 1886. 
Dix, James A., 1860. 
Doherty, Philip J., 1888. 
Donahoe, Patrick, 1869. 
Durant, Henry F., 1863. 
Duryea, Jos. T., D.D., 1880. 
Dwight, Jolin S., 1868. 
Dwight, Thomas, M.D., 1880. 
Eastburn, Manton, D.D., 1863. 
Eaton, William S., 1887. 
Edes, Henry H., 1886. 
Eliot, Samuel, LL.D., 1868. 
Ellis, Arthur B., 1888, 1889. 
Ellis, Calvin, M.D., 1871. 
Ellis, George E., D.D., 1881. 
Endicott, William, jr., 1878. 
Evans, George W., 1887, 1888, 1889. 
Farlow, John W., M.D., 1892, 1893. 
Field, Walbridge A., 1866. 
Fields, James T., 1872. 
Fitz, Reginald H., 1879. 
Fitz, Walter Scott, 1894. 
Foote, Rev. Henry W., 1864. 
Fowle, William F., 1864. 



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63 



Freeland, Charles W., 18G7. 
Frost, Oliver, 1854. 
Frothingham, Riclinrd, 1870. 
Furness, Horace Howard, LL.D., 

1882 
Gannett, Ezra S , D D., 1855. 
Gay. Georue H., IHTC 
Gilchrist. Daniel S., 1872. 
Gordon. George A., D.D., 1885. 
Gould, A. A.. J/./>., 18G4. 
Grant, Robert,' 1884. 
Gray, John C, jr., 1877. 
Green, Samvel A., M.D., 1808. 
Greenovgh. William W., 1858, 1874, 

1883, 1880. 
Grinnell, Bev. C. E.; 1874. 
Hale, Rev. Edward E., 185.8. 
Hale, Mrs. George S., 1887, 1888. 
Hale, Moses L , 1802. 
Hale, Pliilip, 189:?. 
Haskins, Rev. George F., 1805. 
Hassam, John T.. 1885. 
Hayes, Hon. F. B., 1874. 
Haynes, Henrv W., 1879. 
J/aynes, H^nry IK, 1881, 1884. 
Hayward, George, M D , 1.S03. 
Heard, John, jr., 1^88, 1889, 1891. 
Heard, John T., 1853. 
Herford, Brooke, D.D., 1884. 
Herrick, Samuel E., D.D., 1888, 

1889. 
Higginson, Thomas W., 1883. 
Hill, Clement Hugh, 1880. 
Hillard, Hon. George S., 18-^3. 
llillard, IIou. George S., 1873. 
Hodges, Richard M., M.D., 1870. 
Holmes, Edward J., 1881, 1884. 
Holmes, Oliver W., M.D., 1858. 
Holmes, Oliver W., jr., 1882. 
Homans, Charles D., 31. D., 1807. 
Homans, Afrs. Charles D., 1885, 

1880, 1887. 
Homer, George, 1870. 
Homer, Peter T., 1857. 
Huhbard, James iM., 1891. 
Hubbard, William J., 1858. 
Hunnewell, James F., 1880, 1893, 

1894. 
Hyde, George B., 1879. 
Irwin, Miss Agnes. 1894. 
Jeffries, B. Joy, M D., 1809. 
Jeffries, William A., 1893. 
Jenkins, Charles E., 1879. 
Jewell, Hon. Harvey, 1803. 
Jordan, Eben I)., 1873. 
Kidder, Henry P., 1870. 
Kiwball, David P., 1874. 
Kimball, Henry H., 1805. 
Kirk, Edward N., D.D., 1859. 
Lawrence, Hon. Abbott, 1853. 
Lawrence, Abbott, 1859. 
Lawrence, Miss Harriette S., 1890. 
Lawrence, James, 1855. 
Lee, Miss Alice, 1889, 1890, 1891. 



Lewis, Weston, 1872, 1878. 
Lincoln, Hon. F. W., 1856. 
Lincoln, Solomon 1886. 
Little, James L., 1804. 
Lombard, Prof. Josiah L., 1808. 
Loring, Hon. Charles G., 1855. 
Lothrop, Loring, 1800. 
Lowell, Augustus, 1883. 
Lowell, Edward J., 1885. 
Lunt, Hon. George, 1874. 
Lyman, George H., M.D., 1885. 
McCleary, Samuel F., 1890. 
Manning, Rev. Jacob M., 1801. 
Mason, Rev. Charles, 1857. 
Mason, Robert M., 1809. 
Maxwell, J. Audley, 1883. 
Metcalf, Rev. Theodore A., 1888, 

1889. 
Minns, Thomas, 1864. 
Minot, Francis, 1800. 
Morison, Miss Mary, 1892, 1893. 
Morrill, Charles J., 1885. 
Morse, John T., jr., 1879. 
Morse, Robert M., jr., 1878. 

Morton, Hon. Ellis W., 1871. 

Mudge, Hon. E. R., 1871. 
Neale, Rollin H., D.D., 1853. 

Noble, John, 1882. 

Norcross, Otis, 1880. 

O'Brien, Hugh, 1879. 

O'Reilly, .John Boyle, 1878. 

Otis, G. A., 1860. 

Paddock, Rt. Rev. Benj. H., 1870. 

Parker, Charles Henry, 1888, 1889. 

Parkman, Henry, 1885. 

Parks, Rev. Leighton, 1882. 

Perkins, Charles C, 1871. 

Perry, Thomas S., 1879, 1882, 1883, 
1884, 1885, 1890, 1891. 

Phillips, John C, 1882. 

Phillips, Jonathan, 1854. 

Pierce, Hon. Henry L., 1891. 

Pingree, Miss Lalia B., 1894. 

Prescott, William H., LL.D., 1853. 

Prince, Hon. F. 0., 1888, 1889, 1890, 
1891, 1892, 1893. 

Putnam, George, D.D., 1870. 

Putnam, Hon. John P., 1805. 

Randall, Charles M., M.D., 1884. 

Rice, Hon. Alexander H., 1860. 

Robbins, Elliott, M.D , 1893. 

Rogers, Prof. William B., 1801. 

Rollins, J. Wingate, 1888, 18S9. 

Ropes, John C, 1872. 

Rotch, Benjamin S., 1863. 

Runkle, Prof. J. D., 1882. 
Russell, Samuel H., 1880. 

Sampson, O. H., 1892, 1893. 
Sanger, Hon. George P., 1800. 
Seaver, Edwin P., 1881. 
Shepard, Hon. Harvey N., 1888, 

1889. 
Sherwin, Mrs. Thomas, 1893, 1894. 
Shurtleff, Hon. Nathaniel B., 1857. 



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City Document No. 21. 



Smith, Charles C, 1873. 

Smith, Afrs. Charles C, 1881, 1886. 

Smith, Miss Minna, 1892. 

Sowdon, A. J. C, 1892, 1893. 

Sprague, Charles J., 1859. 

Sprague, Homer B., 1882. 

Stedman, C. Ellery, M.D., 1888. 

Stevens, Oliver, 1858. 

Stevenson, Hon. J. Thomas, 1856. 

Stockwell, S. N., 1861. 

Stone, Col. Henry, 1885, 1886, 1887. 

Story, Joseph, 1856. 

Sullivan, Richard, 1883, 1884. 

Teele, John O., 1886. 

Thaxter, Adam W., 1855. 

Thayer, George A., 1875. 

Thayer, Hev. Thomas B., 1862. 

Thomas, B. F., 1875. 

Thomas, Seth J., 1856. 

Ticknor, Miss Anna E., 1891. 

Ticknor, George, 1853, 1854, 1855, 

1859, 18G3, 1866. 
Tobev, Hon. Edward S., 1862. 
Todd", William C, 1894. 
Twombly, Rev. A. S., 1883, 1884. 
Upham, J. B., M.D., 1865. 
Vibbert, Rev. Geo. H., 1873. 



Wales, George AV., 1875. 
Walley, Hon. Samuel H., 1862. 
Ward, Rev. Julius II., 1882. 
Ware, Charles E., M.D., 1875. 
Ware, Darwin E., 1881. 
Warner, Hermann J., 1867. 
Warren, Hon. Charles H., 1859. 
Warren, J. Collins, M.D., 1878. 
Waterston, Rev. Robert C, 1867. 
Weissbein, Louis, 1893. 
Wells, Mrs. Kate G., 1877. 
Wharton, William F., 1886. 
Whipple, Edwin P., 1869. 
Whitmore, William //., 1887. 
Whitney, Daniel //., 1862. 
Whitney, Henry A., 1873. 
Wightnian, Hon. Joseph M., 1859. 
Williams, Harold, M.D., 1888, 1889, 

1890. 
Williamson, William C, 1881. 
Wilson, Elisha T., M.D., 1861. 
Winsor, Justin, 1867. 
Winthrop, Hon. Robert C, 1854. 
Winthrop, Robert C, jr., 1887. 
Woodbury, Charles Levi, 1871. 
Woolson."j/9-s. AbbaGoold, 1888, '89. 
Wright, Hon. Carroll D., 1884. 



LlBRAKY DEPARTMENr. 



65 



APPENDIX XII. 

TRUSTEES FOR FORTY-THREE YEARS. 

The Honorable Edward Everett was President of the Board 
from 1852 to 1864 ; the late George Ticknor in 1865 ; William W. 
Greenough, Esq., from 1866 to April, 1888; from May 7, 1888, 
to May 12, 1888, Prof. Henry W. Haynes ; Samuel A. B. Ab- 
bott, Esq., since the last date. 

The Board for 1852 was a prelirainaiy organization ; that for 
1853 made what is called the first annual report. It consisted of 
one alderman and one common councihnan, and five citizens at 
large, till 1867, when a revised ordinance made it to consist of one 
alderman, two common councilmen, and six citizens at large, two 
of whom retired, unless reelected, each year, while the members 
from the City Council were elected yearly. In 1878 the organi- 
zation of the Board was changed to include one alderman, one 
councilman, and five citizens at large, as before 1867 ; and in 
1885, by the provisions of the amended city charter, the repre- 
sentation of the city government upon the Board, by an alderman 
and a councilman, was abolished, leaving the Board as at present, 
consisting of five citizens at large. 



Citizens at large in small capitals. 



Abbott, Samuel A. B., 1879-94. 
Allen, James B., 1852-53. 
Appleton, Thomas G., 1852-1857. 
Barnes, Joseph H., 1871-72. 
Benton, Josiah H., Jr., 1894. 
BiGELOW, John P., 1852-68. 
BowDiTCH, Henry I., 1865-68. 
BowDiTCH, Henry P., 1894. 
Bradley, John T., 1869-70. 
Bradt, Herman D., 1872-73. 
Branian, Jarvis D., 1868-69. 
Braman, Jarvis D., 1869-72. 
Brown, J. C. J., 1861-62. 
Burditt, Charles A., 1873-76. 
Carpenter, George O., 1870-71. 
Chase, George B., 1876-85. 
Clark, John M., 1855-56. 
Clark, John T., 1873-78. 
Clarke, James Freeman, 1878-88. 
Clapp, William W., jr., 1864-66. 
Coe, Henry F., 1878. 
Crane, Samuel D., 1860-61. 
Curtis, Daniel S., 1873-75. 
Dennie, George, 1858-60. 
Dickinson, M. F., jr., 1871-72. 
Drake, Henry A., 1863-64. 
Erving, Edward S., 1852. 
Everett, Edward, 1852-64. 
Flyim, James J., 1883. 



Frost,, Oliver, 1854-55; 1856-58. 
Frothingham, Richard, 1875-79. 
Gaffield, Thomas, 1867-68. 
Green, Samuel A., 1868-78. 
Greenough, William W., 1856-88. 
Guild, Curtis, 1876-77; 1878-79. 
Harris, William G., 1869-70. 
Haynes, Henry W., 1858-59. 
Haynes, Henry W., 1880-94. 
HiLLARD, George S., 1872-75; 

1876-77. 
Howes, Osborne, jr., 1877-78. 
Ingalls, Melville E., 1870-71. 
Jackson, Patrick T., 1864-65. 
Jenkins, Edward J., 1885. 
Keith, James M., 1868-70. 
Kimball, David P., 1874-76. 
Lawrence, James, 1852. 
Lee, John H., 1884-85. 
Lewis, Weston, 1867-68. 
Lewis, Weston, 1868-79. 
Lewis, Winslow, 1867. 
Little, Samuel, 1871-73. 
Messinger, George W., 1855. 
Morse, Godfrey, 1883-84. 
Morton, Ellis W., 1870-73. 
Munroe, Abel B., 1854. 
Newton, Jeremiah L., 1867-68. 
Niles, Stephen R., 1870-71. 



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O'Brien, Hugh, 1879-82. 
Pease, Frederick, 1872-73. 
Perkins, William E., 1873-74, 
Perry, Lyman, 1852. 
Plummer, Farnliam, 1856-57. 
Pope, Benjamin, 1876-77. 
Pope, Hicliard, 1877-78. 
Pratt, Ciiarles E., 1880-82. 
Pierce, Piiineas, 1888-94. 
Prince, Frederick O., 1888-94. 
Putnam, George. 1868-77, 
Reed, Samson, 1852-53. 
Richards, William li., 1889-94. 
Sanger, George P.. 1860-61. 
Sears, Phillip H., 1859-60. 
Seaver, Benjamin, 1852. 
Shepard, Harvey N., 1878-79. 
Shurtleff, Nathaniel B., 1852- 



Stebbins, Solomon B., 1882-83. 
Story, Joseph, 1855-56; 1865-67. 
Thomas, Benjamin F., 1877-78. 
TicivNOR, Geokge, 1852-66. 
Tyler, John S., 1S63-64; 1866-67. 
Warren, George W., 1852-54. 
Washburn, Frederick L., 1857-58. 
Whipple, Edwin P., 1868-70. 
Whitmore, William H., 1882-83. 
Whitmore, William H., 1885-88. 
Whitney, Daniel H., 1862-63. 
Whitten, Charles V., 1883-85. 
Wilson, Elislia T., 1861-63. 
Wilson, George, 1852. 
WiNsoR, Justin, 1867. 
Wolcott, Roger, 1879. 
Wright, Albert J., 1868-69. 



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